Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Becomes Most Watched TV Event of All Time

September 21, 2022

An estimated 4.1 billion people around the world watched as Queen Elizabeth was laid to rest. It was the most-watched TV event of all time, dethroning the opening ceremony for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. At No. 3 is the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony with three billion viewers. No. 4 is Princess Diana's funeral at two billion viewers. And at No. 5 is the late Freddie Mercury and his band Queen at 1985's Live Aid benefit concert.