Television is a big part of people’s lives. In the 21st century, it attracted a record-breaking number of viewers by broadcasting enticing events across the world. The data presented here in this article shows the most viewed events on TV from 2001 to present times. So without wasting time anymore let’s start with this astounding list!
- 2014 Spring Festival Gala
This is a New Year celebrating program which China Central Television organised. The program was on for 270 minutes,and a staggering 300 million people in China watched it.
- Prince William and Catherine Middleton Wedding in 2011
Traditional wedding ceremony between these two took place in April of 2011. 350-400 million viewers watched this ceremony on TV as well as through live streaming on YouTube. Viewers were from American, European and Asian countries.
- Cricket World Cup Semi Final 2011
The match between India and Pakistan; 400 million people watched it which was in March of 2011.
- Chilean Miners Rescue
In 2010, around 1 billion viewers watched the rescue process of Chilean miners who were trapped in a mining area after an accident took place.
- 2008 Opening Ceremony of Olympics
In Beijing, China this event took place where a total of over 14,000 performers took part in different performances. It was for 4 hours,andorganisers had to spend around $100 million US dollars. It got a staggering 2 billion viewers.
- UEFA Champions League
Most prestigious club football tournament in Europe where the likes of Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, and other best players in the world feature in the game. It has an annual audience of 1.7 billion people.
- Tour de France
Tour de France is a three-week competition which has an average viewership of 2.6 billion people. It also is one of the annual sports events in the world with the best attendance.
- Wedding or Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
People around the world viewed this beautiful couple’s wedding just like Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding. Though the exact numbers are not here, it is over hundreds of millions and might even surpass the Prince William’s wedding viewership.
- FIFA World Cup Viewers
This is the highest viewed sporting event in the world. Each year time the number of viewers increase significantly. In 2002, it accumulated a viewership of over 600 million though there is no accurate number for it. In 2006, it was over 715 million people who viewed world cup matches.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup had a billion viewers. The 2014’s Worldcup had a staggering 3.5 billion viewers. The final match between Argentina and Germany alone had a total viewership of one billion people.
In 2018, the number of viewers will even be higher than this according to experts. When it comes to attracting audiences to watch sports, no other games rakes in such high figures.
These are the most watched events on TV in the 21st century. It shows the amount of influence TV has in people’s lives these days. Other than these sitcoms, TV series, reality shows, etc. also fetch a massive number of audiences.