World’s Most Watched Television Broadcasts Ever

5. First Human Walk on the surface of the Moon

The first mission to the moon with 3 crew landed successfully and walked on the moon in the Apollo spacecraft. The spacecraft landed on July 16, 1969.

Total Viewers: Around 500,000,000
Year: 1969

4. 2006 FIFA World Cup Final

The football match between Italy and France which took place in 2006 in Olympiastadion, Berlin, with the stadium attendance of 69,000 spectators.

Total Viewers: 715,000,000
Year: 2006

3. Spring Festival Gala

Spring Festival Gala is the Chinese new year special produced by China Central Television (CCTV-2) in 2014. The event telecasted in standard mandarin language. The program has a variety of shows including music, dance, comedy, and drama performances which last around 270 minutes. The program first began in 1983.

Total Viewers: 1,000,000,000
Year: 2018

2. Rescue of Chilean Miners

Famously known as 2010 Copiapo mining accident. It is the 121-year-old copper mining area and one of the driest and harshest regions on earth. The survival of miners broadcasted live on television worldwide, watched by around a billion viewers.

Total Viewers: Around 1,000,000,000

1. 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony

This event held at Beijing National Stadium in China, featuring over 14,000 performers in the different section. The opening ceremony lasted about 4 hours and reported to have cost US$ 100 million to produce.

Total Viewers: Around 2,000,000,000
Year: 2008