Prince Harry's interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes was a major success, drawing 11.2 million viewers according to Nielsen figures, making it the show's largest audience of the season. The episode also had the most next-day online streams of the season and ranked sixth in terms of viewers out of all primetime broadcasts that week. Harry used the interview to promote his memoir, Spare, which sold 400,000 copies in the U.K. alone on its first day in stores.
Despite the success of the interview, Harry's popularity among the British public has fallen. A YouGov survey conducted after the interview and after Harry's memoir had leaked to media outlets found that only 26% of the British public had a positive view of Harry, marking his lowest approval rating since YouGov began tracking the popularity of the royal family in 2011. Harry defended himself against those who accused him and Meghan of violating his family's privacy, saying he only went public after previous attempts to solve their issues privately resulted in stories against them being planted in the British press.