Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita breaks down the chart of the day on the most-watched television events of all time.
AKIKO FUJITA: It is time now for our chart of the day. A somber occasion became the television event of the year and possibly of all time yesterday. No real surprise if you followed all the TV coverage. According to various reports, Queen Elizabeth's funeral is forecast to be the most watched broadcast of all time, pulling in over 4 billion viewers worldwide. That's at least according to Statista.
If the expectations are accurate there, it would almost double the Uk's previous record, funeral of Princess Diana. It's not just funerals that pull in viewers, however. The opening ceremony for the Atlanta '96 Olympic games got 3.6 billion viewers globally. It'll be interesting to see if they totaled all the days of the coverage, how high that number would be. But certainly, all eyes, or a lot of eyes, were on that funeral yesterday.