Netflix’s ‘Harry & Meghan’ Is Streaming Hit, Tops ‘White Lotus’ Season 2 Finale

New Netflix original documentary series “Harry & Meghan” has become a ratings success among subscribers already hooked on the streamer’s historically-based fictional show “The Crown.”

More than 2.1 million U.S. households, 1.3 million British households, 145,000 German households, and 213,000 Australian households watched the first episode during the Live+3-day window, according to Samba TV.

Another 1.7 million U.S. households, 1 million British homes, 118,000 German households, and 28,000 Aussie homes watched the second episode.  About 1.4 million U.S. homes streamed the third episode, in addition to 798,000 British homes, 92,000 German homes, and 23,000 Aussie households.

That’s more than the 1.1 million combined viewers for “The White Lotus” season two finale airing on HBO and streaming on HBO Max during the live plus same day window.

“While initial [‘Harry & Meghan’] viewership was impressive, early numbers appear to show interest may be waning, with episode three shedding a third of the audience of the series premiere,” said Dallas Lawrence, SVP at Samba TV.

Lawrence said that despite the viewership drop off, interest in the younger generation of royals has already nearly doubled the viewership in the U.S. of the season 5 premiere of the “The Crown.”

“The recent visit of the new Prince and Princess of Wales earlier this month to Boston appears to have helped propel interest in all things royal, as Bostonians over-indexed in their viewership of ‘Harry and Meghan’ by 93% the national average, more than any other designated market area in America,” he said.

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