Which Is The Most Watched TV Broadcast In The World Ever?

April 27, 2012 5:29 pm

We had spotted the most tweeted event in the world – one question that we always wanted to find out the answer for, was this – which is the most watched TV event, ever? must be some sports event – how about a superbowl – or, going by the popularity of cricket in the world’s second most populous country, India, could it be a cricket match? We spotted this today:

“Estimates for the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony global TV viewership varied between one and four billion, including an estimated 842 million viewers watching on host Chinese broadcaster China Central Television.A verifiable audience of 984 million tuned in to the opening ceremony at some stage, averaging at 593 million, while 778 million watched the closing ceremony.The 2008 Summer Olympics is the current record holder for a multi-day broadcast. It is estimated by Nielsen Media Research that up to 4.7 billion individual viewers (70% of the world’s population) watched some part of the coverage.”

Statistics Source: Wikipedia

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