The ratings for Oprah Winfrey's interview with Wade Robson and James Safechuck following the conclusion of the two-part HBO documentary 'Leaving Neverland' are in - and it looks bad, Very bad.
Oprah interviewed the two men who now accuse Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them as children. Both men claimed in the past that Michael never abused them. The two only changed their story recently.
According to the rating, less than one million viewers tuned in to watch. That's pretty bad. To put it in perspective how bad it was - more than 50 cable shows got better ratings than Oprah's interview.
According to the ratings, Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland drew only 780,000 viewers.
Oprah, a child molestation surviver herself, taped the interview in front of a live studio audience of sexual abuse survivors.
Online reports say that Oprah and her people expected somewhere between 2 and 3 million viewers. She was wrong . . .
A handful of celebrities have spoken out against the Finding Neverland documentary...in particular HotNewHipHop points to rapper T.I. and comedian, Monique. Here's what their report had to say:
Recently rapper T.I.questioned the motives of Michael Jackson's latest sexual abuse accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and now Mo'Nique has a few choice words for Oprah Winfrey. Following the airing of Leaving Neverland, Winfrey hosted her own television special, After Neverland, where she interviewed the two men at the center of the two-part documentary. Mo'Nique and her husband/manager Sidney Hicks shared their opinions on their podcast-web series "Open Relationship" and expressed their disapproval of Oprah's choice to question Jackson's accusers.
"Here’s a man that was found not guilty in the eyes of the law," Mo’Nique said. "And you wait for 10 years after this man was deceased, to now do an interview with people who said they lied." The actress was referring to Jackson's previous court trial in the early 2000s where he was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy and was later acquitted. "For me, it’s sad and disheartening. That man welcomed you in his home and you spoke of how beautiful, and all the love this man has shown children all over the world."