One Love Manchester concert becomes most-watched TV show of the year so far
The previous record was held by Britain’s Got Talent.
The One Love Manchester concert has notched up a new record to become the biggest TV show of the year so far – attracting a peak of more than 14 million viewers on Sunday night.
An average of 10.9 million viewers watched Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Pharrell Williams, Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas take to the stage.
The emotional concert, which aired on BBC1, attracted a peak of 14.5 million viewers.
Britain’s Got Talent, on ITV, held the previous record for the year with 9.4 million viewers on May 6.
Sunday’s concert, to honour and raise funds for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack, aired to over 50 countries, including Brazil, the US, Germany, China, the Caribbean Islands and Australia.
According to official consolidated figures – which includes catch-up and other services – the most-watched programme of the year was the Broadchurch finale, broadcast in April, with 11.6 million viewers.
Consolidated figures for One Love Manchester have not yet been revealed.