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
Numbers of Viewers: 135 million
9. Jhon F.Kennedy Funeral
Numbers of Viewers: 180 million
Location: Washington, D.C, USA
8. Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
Numbers of Viewers: 350-400 million
Location: Westminster Abbey, London, England
7. 2011 Cricket World Cup Semi Final (India vs Pakistan)
Numbers of Viewers: 400 million
Location: Mohali, Punjab, India
6. Aloha from Hawaii
Numbers of Viewers: 400 – 500 million
Location: Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
5. Funeral of Michael Jackson
Numbers of Viewers: Around 500 million
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
4. First Human Walk on surface of the Moon
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
3. 2006 FIFA World Cup Final
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
2. Rescue of Chilean Miners
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
1. 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony
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