Over 26 million Britons tune into Queen’s funeral

Over 26 million Britons tune into Queen’s funeral


he Queen‘s funeral service at Westminster Abbey had a mean TV viewers of 26.2 million individuals throughout all channels, in response to figures launched by the analysis organisation Barb.

The service was broadcast concurrently on a variety of networks, together with BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Information; ITV together with ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4; and Sky Information and Sky Sports activities.

BBC One broadcast uninterrupted protection of the funeral from 8am to 5pm, with ITV’s protection beginning at 9.30am.

It places the funeral, which befell on Monday morning, among the many most-watched TV occasions in British historical past. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless beneath the viewers of 31 million who tuned in to observe the England v Italy Euro 2020 ultimate.

England’s triumph within the 1966 World Cup Last in opposition to Germany is believed to carry the file – with an estimated 32.3 million viewers.

The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales on September 6, 1997, was watched by a mean of 32.1 million individuals, together with 19.3 million on BBC One and 11.7 million on ITV.

The BBC’s protection of the Queen’s funeral was led by Huw Edwards and Fergal Keane in London whereas Kirsty Younger and David Dimbleby reported from Windsor. At its peak, 22.4 million individuals had been watching throughout all BBC channels.

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