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23 Million Watch Royal Wedding in U.S.
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23 Million Watch Royal Wedding in U.S.

On Friday, April 29, 2011, the much anticipated Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey. The wedding coverage was carried live from aapproximately 6AM- 7:15AM on 11 networks.  In the United States, the sum of the average audience for those networks was 22,766,469 viewers. The networks carrying live coverage included ABC, CBS, NBC, TEL, UNI, BBCA, CNN, E!, FOXNC, MSNBC, TLC.

U.S. Viewership for Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

April 29, 2011

Networks Number of Households Number of Total Viewers
ABC, CBS, NBC, TEL, UNI, BBCA,

CNN, E!, FOXNC, MSNBC, TLC

18,582,493 22,766,469
Source: The Nielsen Company

Viewership for Previous Royal Weddings # of Networks Households Number of Viewers
Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
7/29/81
3 14,200,000 N/A
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
4/9/05
3 3,261,000 3,650,000

*Full coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles was carried live on three networks – CNN, FOX News Channel and MSNBC. Partial coverage of the Royal Wedding also aired on WE and BBCA several times throughout the day but are not included in the sum of sources.