Wed­ding a big hit on tele­vi­sion

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - BREAKING NEWS: 423-757-NEWS -

LON­DON — The royal wed­ding of Princess Eu­ge­nie and Jack Brooks­bank was a big hit in terms of Bri­tish TV view­er­ship.

ITV said Satur­day that it added roughly 2.1 mil­lion view­ers dur­ing its ex­tended morn­ing pro­gram that showed live cov­er­age of Fri­day’s wed­ding at Wind­sor Cas­tle.

ITV was the only U.K. broad­caster that showed the en­tire ser­vice live from St. Ge­orge’s Chapel.

Com­peti­tors BBC and Sky News showed snip­pets of the wed­ding and the crowds throng­ing the streets of Wind­sor out­side the cas­tle.

BBC blamed a fail­ure of its voice recog­ni­tion sys­tem for a sub­ti­tle that briefly re­ferred to Eu­ge­nie’s “beau­ti­ful breasts” rather than her “beau­ti­ful dress” as she walked up the stairs to the chapel.

Eu­ge­nie is the grand­daugh­ter of Queen El­iz­a­beth II and ninth in line to the Bri­tish throne.

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