TV audience could be this year’s biggest
THE royal wedding is expected to be the most-watched TV event of the year – so long as England don’t make it to the World Cup final.
Millions are expected to follow Harry and Meghan’s ceremony live on BBC1 and ITV.
With the wedding also being broadcast on Sky One, Sky News and the BBC News channel, the combined audience could rival the 14million that made Blue Planet II the biggest programme of last year.
But the main rival for mostwatched programme this year could come during the World Cup, which begins next month in Russia. At the 2014 World Cup, 14.7million watched England lose to Italy in the group stages of the competition. The final between Germany and Argentina was watched by 15million.
Harry will struggle to beat the numbers that watched his brother marry Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011, however.
An audience of 26million tuned in across ten UK channels for William’s wedding, according to ratings company Barb.