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1961-1997

Most Watched Events

September 07, 1997

The funeral of Princess Diana, beamed to 187 countries, is expected to rank among history's highest-rated televised events.

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Year Event Number of TV Viewers 1969 First moon walk 1 billion 1981 Charles & Diana's wedding 600 million* 1992 Barcelona Olympics 2 billion 1994 World Cup finals 2 billion 1996 Super Bowl XXX 750 million** 1997 Diana's funeral 2.5 billion (est.)

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* Some estimates range to 750 million

** Highest-rated Super Bowl

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