'People have finally had enough': Amber Heard trolled after 'Dateline' interview sees RATINGS TANK
It looks like Amber Heard's much-hyped interview with NBC's 'Dateline' following the actress's trial loss to Johnny Depp has proven to be quite the flop.
Heard's interview with NBC host Savannah Guthrie aired in full on Friday, June 17. It came after a series of teasers on 'Today' and on Peacock released earlier in the week, which saw Heard, 36, brand Depp, 59, a "liar" and double down on claims that he physically and sexually assaulted her during their relationship. The actress told the network that she has a "binder full of therapist's notes" to prove her accusations against the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star. She also claimed that the jury was possibly starstruck by her ex-husband, hinting that might be the reason he won the trial.
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Despite a slew of explosive claims made by Heard, NBC‘s sitdown with the 'Aquaman' star on Friday night only drew 2.3 million total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating. According to TVLine, the ratings were down 18 and 50 percent week-to-week to mark the network's "second-smallest audience since November and a season-low in the demo."
Tonight at 8/7c, a primetime exclusive interview: Amber Heard one-on-one with Savannah Guthrie. #Dateline pic.twitter.com/LWWV0c3HXG— Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) June 17, 2022
Depp stans rejoiced the disastrous ratings as some form of poetic justice against Heard.
"This is what happens when MSM loses the public's trust and we all turn to alternative more honest media sources on social media and youtube. A good sign that people have finally had enough," one fan tweeted.
"Depp could have given Dateline the highest ratings in history by simply sitting in the chair eating a muffin!" another quipped.
"I think the people will at some point realize that on mass they have far more power than any upper echelon uber-rich bazillionaire because the people have the power to stop listening to their rhetoric" -Johnny Depp #Dateline," a comment read.
"Imagine the impact we will make if we don't go see Aquaman 2 when it comes out if she is still in it," another wondered.
"I didn't watch. As a domestic abuse survivor myself, I support Johnny Depp and others like him. Much love to all who didn't watch either," someone else added.
This is what happens when MSM lose the public's trust and we all turn to alternative more honest media sources on social media and youtube. A good sign that people have finally had enough.— Sabs (@Sabs2251) June 19, 2022
Depp could have given Dateline the highest ratings in history by simply sitting in the chair eating a muffin! 😂— Blondielibra123 🇺🇸🐝💙 (@Blondielibra) June 19, 2022
"I think the people will at some point realize that on mass they have far more power than any upper echelon uber rich bajillionaire because the people have the power to stop listening to their rhetoric" -Johnny Depp #Dateline pic.twitter.com/cxy0ChCW84— Izze 🦁🐻 (@Izze1122) June 19, 2022
Imagine the impact we will make if we don't go see aquaman 2 when it comes out if she is still in it— Kathy (@katcan426) June 19, 2022
I didnt watch. As a domestic abuse survivor myself I support Johnny Depp and others like him. Much love to all who didnt watch either.— Goddess by nature (@Nya87574799) June 19, 2022
Earlier this month, a Virginia-based jury ruled overwhelmingly in Depp's favor and awarded him more than $10 million in damages after deciding that Heard defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about becoming a "public figure representing domestic abuse." While she did not mention Depp in the essay, his lawyers argued that the implications were obvious and damaged their client's career. The seven-member jury also awarded Heard $2 million in damages on one of her three defamation counterclaims.
During her 'Dateline' interview with Guthrie last week, Heard called the trial verdict a "setback" for women, and that she was "scared" that it will mean more "silencing" of survivors hoping to come forward with their allegations. She also said she was hoping her arduous courtroom ordeal would "mean something" to her daughter Oonagh when she grows up. The actress is reportedly planning to appeal the unanimous jury decision.