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 people 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. Jhon F.Kennedy Funeral

Jhon Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American Politician and 35th President of the United States, he assassinated by a sniper shot in Dallas, Texas in the United States of America on November 22, 1963. Jhon F.Kennedy funeral watched by around 180 million viewers in television in 1963 (over 50 years ago).

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

Jhon F.Kennedy Funeral

9. Spring Festival Gala 2014

The Spring festival Galas is a New year celebration organized by CCTV (China Central Television) in the Chinese language. It is around 270 minutes program which originally started on 12 February 1983. The 2014 edition of the Gala watched by an estimated 300 million viewers worldwide primarily from China.

Numbers of Viewers: 300 million
Location: China
Year: 2014

Spring festival gala 2007, China

8. Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

A traditional wedding ceremony of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place on 29 April 2011. The ceremony viewed by millions including youtube live streams. The viewers including Europe, Asia and American countries are watched the part of the coverage.

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

Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

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

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

2011 Cricket World Cup Semi Final

6. Aloha from Hawaii

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

Aloha from Hawaii

5. The funeral of Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson was a Dancer, Singer and Songwriter, most popular Pop singer in the world. Michael was dead on June 5, 2009 (aged 50) caused by cardiac arrest, buried in Giendale, California, U.S. The memorial was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples centre and estimated around 500 million watched the event worldwide.

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

Funeral of Michael Jackson

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4. First Human Walk on a 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
Year: 1969

First Human Walk on surface of the 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 in a Penalty shoot-out.
Numbers of Viewers: 715 million
Location: Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany
Year: 2006

2006 FIFA World Cup Final

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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
Year: 2010

Rescue of Chilean Miners

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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
Year: 2008

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony

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