10 Most Watched Television Events in the World

Television(TV) is widely available promulgate technology which primarily provides us Information, News, Sports, Entertainment and other topics. Most peoples in poor countries on earth still have no television, but in rich countries such as USA, Japan, UK has over 95% of television access. 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony is the most watched television event with the worldwide viewer of 984 million, but according to the survey around 4 billion people watched the entire 2008 Olympic event. Many records of Most watched tv events appeared between the year of 2000 – 2010. The statistics disclosed by the TV Networks based on TV tuned at the time of Event.

10. Spring Festival Gala

source: scmp.com

Numbers of Viewers: 135 million
Location: China
Year: 2007

9. Jhon F.Kennedy Funeral

Numbers of Viewers: 180 million
Location: Washington, D.C, USA
Year: 1963

8. Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Photo by Robbie Dale via Flickr

Numbers of Viewers: 350-400 million
Location: Westminster Abbey, London, England
Year: 2011

7. 2011 Cricket World Cup Semi Final (India vs Pakistan)

Numbers of Viewers: 400 million
Location: Mohali, Punjab, India
Year: 2011

6. Aloha from Hawaii

Numbers of Viewers: 400 – 500 million
Location: Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Year: 1973

5. Funeral of Michael Jackson

Photo by Amin Eshaiker via Wikipedia

Numbers of Viewers: Around 500 million
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Year: 2009

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4. First Human Walk on surface of the Moon

Photo by Neil Armstrong via Wikipedia

The Event of first humans ever to walk on the surface of the moon watched by 530 million peoples globally in the midnight in 1969, despite telecast limited for some countries and availability of the television worldwide at the time. This live global broadcast constituted around 14% of total population.
Numbers of Viewers: 530 million
Location: Landing on Moon
Year: 1969

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3. 2006 FIFA World Cup Final

Photo by Arif Hasyim via Flickr

A football final match event took place in Berlin, Germany on 9 July 2006 at the Olympiastadion Stadium. The match between Italy and France, Italy beats France on a Penalty shoot-out.
Numbers of Viewers: 715 million
Location: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Year: 2006

2. Rescue of Chilean Miners

Photo by desierto_atacama via Flickr

The Chilean mining accident occurred on 5 August 2010 in 121-year-old San Jose copper-gold mine located in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The rescue operation telecasted globally and more than 1 billion people watched by TV and The Internet.
Numbers of Viewers: 1 billion
Location: The Atacama Desert near Copiapo, Chile
Year: 2010

1. 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Source: www.flickr.com

2008 Summer Olympic is the official world record for largest global viewership, it took place in Beijing, China on August 8, 2008. Around 5 billion individual viewers have watched some part of the coverage. Opening ceremony watched by over 2 billion people’s live globally through TV and the¬†Internet.
Numbers of Viewers: 2 billion
Location: Beijing National Stadium, Beijing, China
Year: 2008