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Queen’s funeral watched by greater than 28 million TV viewers

Hundreds of thousands watched the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey (Image: Getty)

Greater than 28 million individuals tuned in to look at the Queen’s funeral throughout main UK channels.

The BBC has confirmed a peak of 19.5million individuals tuned into the ceremony on BBC One, whereas 2million and 831,000 watched on BBC Two and BBC Information Channel respectively.

In the meantime, ITV’s viewers reached 5.3million mourners, whereas 934,000 watched the protection of the occasion, which was held at Westminster Abbey and later Windsor Citadel, on Sky Information, in accordance with stories.

That may make the mixed peak viewing figures of round 28.5million for the UK’s main channels, excluding streaming information.

In accordance with Broadcast Journal, at its peak extra individuals tuned into the ultimate of Euro 2020 final yr, with 31.8m watching the footie at one level.

The world over, the Queen’s funeral – the single largest policed occasion the UK has ever seen – is predicted to have been watched by 4.1 billion grievers.

Within the UK, the transferring service was broadcast on channels together with  BBC One, BBC Information, and BBC iPlayer, whereas ITV will air the occasion stay and uninterrupted on its most important channel and concurrently on all of its digital channels.

1000’s lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the Queen’s coffin (Image: REUTERS)

Channel 4, nonetheless, opted as a substitute to point out 1953 documentary A Queen Is Topped, with a spokesperson saying the programme would permit ‘viewers to expertise each the start and finish of her exceptional reign.’

Previous to the ceremony, 1000’s of individuals queued, with some grievers ready for greater than 24 hours, to see the Queen lying-in-state at Westminster Corridor.

Tradition secretary Michele Donelan has since mentioned that round 250,000 mourners got here to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-serving monarch. 

Hundreds of thousands watched the ceremony (Image: BBC VIDEO GRAB)

Adopted by her youngsters, together with King Charles, and different members of the Royal Household, the Queen’s coffin traveled from central London to her closing resting place, St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Citadel.

2,000 individuals had been invited to the state funeral, together with celebrities, members of Royal households and world leaders, together with US president Joe Biden and prime minister Liz Truss.

King Charles pays his closing tribute to his mom (Image: PA)
Oh was among the many invitees to the state funeral (Image: BBC)

Among the many well-known faces in attendance had been Killing Eve star Sandra Oh, who was a part of Canada’s delegation, Bear Grylls, Sophie Winkleman and Coronation Road Antony Cotton.

Many tv schedules throughout UK channels had been suspended when Buckingham Palace introduced the Queen was below medical supervision shortly earlier than her peaceable loss of life on September 8.

Kate, Princess of Wales and Meghan walked within the procession (Image: AP)

BBC One and different broadcasters scrapped deliberate programming to supply blanket protection of Her Majesty within the days following her loss of life at Balmoral on the age of 96.

The launch of main exhibits, resembling Strictly Come Dancing, had been additionally pushed again to make manner for information updates

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