Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal wedding television audience hit 24million peak in UK

Audiences for television coverage of the royal wedding on BBC1 and ITV1 peaked at more than 24 million, according to figures released by the broadcasters.
BBC television attracted 18.7 million people during the peak period, representing 67.2% of the audience share. ITV1 said its coverage attracted 5.9 million during the peak period, giving the BBC a 3-1 win in the race for ratings.
About 8,500 journalists were in London for event, including staff from ABC, NBC, CBS and al-Jazeera, The BBC had the biggest broadcast presence with about 550 staff working on the event, at a cost of £2m.

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