Queen Elizabeth‘s funeral does not maintain a candle to Princess Diana‘s in terms of TV rankings — within the U.S. and the UK — however the actuality is it is kinda arduous to match the occasions.
Indeed … the TV rankings for QE2’s burial ceremony Monday are in, they usually pale compared to what number of of us watched Diana’s service in 1997 … drastically so in terms of us Yankees.
The Nielsen numbers are placing … a mean of 11.4 million viewers watched the Queen’s state funeral — this subsequent to the 33.2 million individuals who watched Diana’s funeral greater than 2 a long time in the past within the States.
It was a little bit nearer among the many British — about 27 million British folks watched the monarch’s last send-off, barely lower than the 32 million who tuned in for Di.
The one factor that is not accounted for right here with the Queen’s figures is that her procession was being reside streamed throughout varied digital platforms, and people numbers do not depend within the Nielsen rankings. So, it is fairly doable she did have a much bigger uncooked variety of worldwide viewers.
It’s additionally unfair to match nearly ANY TV program right now to 1 from 25 years in the past … the appearance of streaming providers has dramatically lowered TV rankings for even the largest reveals. And, ya cannot ignore the details surrounding each ladies’s deaths — Diana died within the prime of her life in a tragic automotive accident, as in comparison with the Queen … who, whereas being extensively beloved, was additionally 96 years outdated.
One different fascinating tidbit … Prince Harry and Prince William getting hitched was apparently extra must-see TV than their grandmother’s funeral. Their nuptials raked in 29.2 million and 22.7 million U.S. viewers, respectively … which wipes out QE2’s numbers by quite a bit.