KOMPAS.com – The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II attracted the attention of the British population.
More than 26 million people in Britain watched Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, the first to be televised for a monarch.
An average of 26.2 million people watched the Queen’s funeral hours at Westminster Abbey on TV screens, according to the Broadcaster Audience Research Agency (BARB).
Reported from CNNTuesday (20/9/2022), it made it one of the greatest moments in British TV history.
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However, fewer people attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral when England won the World Cup final in 1966.
At that time, it was estimated that more than 30 million people watched the football match.
Apart from TV, BARB will also publish the number of people watching on personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets.
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Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation
AP via VOA INDONESIA Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II walks past the Commonwealth flag at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, England, to mark Commonwealth Day on March 6, 2021.
Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, nearly 70 years ago, has been described by the BBC as Britain’s first mass television event.
The show attracted a larger audience than radio for the first time.
More than 20 million people watched Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation, according to the BBC.
Many people gathered around the TV.
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Cameras were installed at Westminster Abbey for the first time to cover the event.
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday was the first televised for a British monarch.
The funeral procession for King George VI, Queen Elizabeth’s father, was broadcast in 1952, but not for the funeral itself.
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