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Jackson Memorial Coverage Expected to Be Ratings Blow-Out

Jul 7, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Michael Jackson’s star-studded memorial service today could bring the largest U.S. daytime audiences in decades, and even better numbers in Europe, where it will fall in primetime, The Hollywood Reporter says.

On Monday, CBS, Black Entertainment Television, MTV and VH1 were added to the already long list of networks that plan to offer live coverage of the service, says Multichannel News.

To rival the worldwide draw of the British royal wedding of Charles and Diana nearly three decades ago, today’s concert would have to draw about 750 million viewers, which is unlikely. Likewise, the 1985 worldwide Live Aid concert drew about 400 million TV viewers around the world.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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