Over 29 Million Viewers Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding
Television Audience Estimates
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, an estimated 29.2 million people tuned in to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle, which took place at Windsor Castle in England.
In the U.S., while coverage varied by network, the wedding ceremony was carried live from approximately 7:00 a.m. ET to 8:15 a.m.ET on 15 networks. The networks carrying live coverage of the ceremony were ABC (inclusive of Freeform simulcast), BBC America, CBS, CNN, CNNe, E!, Fox News Channel, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, Telemundo, TLC and Univision.
In terms, of the social nature of the Wedding, overall, there were 6.9 million total interactions across Facebook and Twitter about the Royal Wedding according to Nielsen Social.
The chart below highlights the sum of the average viewing audience for the networks that aired the wedding.
2018 Networks Included: ABC (inclusive of Freeform simulcast), BBC America, CBS, CNN, CNNe, E!, Fox News Channel, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, Telemundo, TLC and Univision.
Note: Data above is inclusive of broadcast and cable networks, as well as PBS member stations. Common coverage of ad-supported networks only was 27.8 million viewers P2+.