Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Vax Live concert pulled in disappointing ratings and was beaten by Elon Musk on SNL
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s Vax Live concert was a ratings flop and was beaten by Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The couple made an appearance on the special show billed as Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World which was designed to advocate and raise funds for Covid vaccines to be distributed fairly around the world.
Besides the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a host of famous faces lent their time to the cause, including President Joe Biden and Jennifer Lopez.
The hour-long show aired between 8 and 9pm on CBS and ABC but failed to impress viewers.
Just 1.3million people tuned in to Vax Live on CBS and 1.7m watched it on ABC, while Dateline pulled in 2.7m viewers on NBC, which also aired at 8pm.
Saturday Night Live which aired at the later time of 10pm, and was hosted by Elon Musk, picked up 2.3m viewers.
Prince Harry attended the event in person while Meghan Markle, who is currently pregnant with their second child, a daughter, appeared in a pre-taped video segment.
For her appearance Meghan wore a Carolina Herrera poppy print tie waist shirtdress costing $1,690.
She also wore Princess Diana’s £17,800 Cartier watch, a £5,000 Cartier love bracelet and a £2,361 gold bracelet.
In her segment, Meghan said: “As campaign chairs of Vax Live, my husband and I believe it's critical that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, and particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic.
“Women, and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out.”
It was the first time she had been seen since issuing allegations against the Royal Family in an Oprah Winfrey interview in March.
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