Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ show, The Me You Can’t See, apparently became a big hit for the streaming service.
According to Deadline, insiders call the series the most-watched program worldwide on Apple TV+ since premiering earlier this month. It also drew 25% new viewers to the service, and a “more than 40% increase” in average weekend viewership in Harry’s homeland.
Now the pair will reunite to host The Me You Can’t See: A Path Forward, a town hall conversation with assorted celebrities and mental health professionals.
You don’t have long to wait either: The new multipart series will premiere Friday on Apple TV+.
“Participants in the series include Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, Phoenix Suns’ Langston Galloway (formerly of the Detroit Pistons), mental health advocate and speaker Zak Williams, Olympic boxer Virginia ‘Ginny’ Fuchs, celebrity chef Rashad Armstead and more,” said Apple in a press release.
From the sound of things, this will be more of an accompaniment to the Apple TV+ series, The Me You Can’t See, than its own entirely new thing. It appears more like an extended DVD extra (if people still know what those are!), with longer-form FaceTime-style conversations about mental health.
A big ratings draw
The fact that Prince Harry’s Apple TV+ series reportedly became a big hit for Apple comes as no surprise. Harry and wife the Duchess of Sussex’s previous two-hour Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special interview pulled in at least 17.1 million viewers. Harry and Megan also brokered a big deal for programming through Netflix. In other words, expect to see plenty more of them over the coming months and years.
Apple did not reveal precise viewing figures for The Me You Can’t See. However, for “Apple sources” to be talking up its success, when Apple has generally stayed quiet on this topic with past Apple TV+ shows, speaks volumes.
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