Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced yesterday they have signed an exclusive deal with US streaming giant to produce TV shows, documentaries and children’s programmes. In response, Express.co.uk asked its readers if they would be tuning in to watch the couple’s shows, and the overwhelming majority said they would refuse to watch them.
The survey, carried out from 1pm-10pm on September 3 on Express.co.uk, asked: “Will you watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Netflix shows?”
The vast majority of respondents, 95 percent (8,229 people) voted “no”, with just five percent (318 people) saying “yes”.
Less than one percent of the 8,649 respondents, 102 people, opted for “don’t know”.
The findings of the poll were also backed by a YouGov poll, which found a similar result.
Their poll, which surveyed 2,713 adults on September 3, asked: “Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have announced that they have solidified their plans to make wide-ranging film and TV content for Netflix. How interested are you, if at all, in watching this?”
Eight-four percent said they had little (20 percent) or no interest (64 percent).
Just 12 percent said they were interested in the content.
Express.co.uk readers took to the comments of our poll to explain why they would refuse to watch the couple’s new programmes.
“They are only getting the deal because of his title.”
Another person said: “They’re just trading off the RF connection for megabucks – they are amateurs, have no idea how to do anything but will just take other people’s work as their own.
“Netflix once they see what is produced will decide whether it’s worth broadcasting – hopefully not.”
One reader thought it was unfair for the Sussexes to be flaunting such a lucrative deal.
They wrote: “People losing their jobs and in some cases their homes. People having to rely on food banks.
“Unemployment to rise in next few months to levels we haven’t seen in years.
“Then along come these two spoilt BRATS with a £75m pound Netflix deal.
“Where do we start to explain this to young kids who haven’t got a job and are not likely to get a job anytime soon.”