via press release:


Live coverage rates #1 among cable’s non-news networks

New York – BBC AMERICA scored a hit with its live coverage of the Royal Wedding on Friday, April 29.  More than 7.2 million viewers tuned in throughout the day* as BBC AMERICA celebrated the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

During the Westminster Abbey ceremony (6:00-7:15am ET) BBC AMERICA pulled over 1 million viewers and was #1 in cable among non-news networks covering the wedding. It beat out other live feeds from MSNBC, TLC and E!, coming  #3 overall, behind news channels CNN and Fox News Network.

Additionally, the BBC’s Royal Wedding has been the #1 TV Season on the iTunes Store for the past two days.

*Nielsen – Friday, April 29, 3:00am to Saturday, April 30, 5:00am ET.  All data based on Live + Same Day total audience delivery.


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