72 million live YouTube streams for royal wedding
Saturday 07 May 2011
Britain's royal wedding attracted 72 million live streams on YouTube in 188 countries and over 100 million views on the big day itself, the Google-owned video-sharing site said Friday.
"Though half the globe was still in darkness, YouTube users from across the world got wedding fever," YouTube said in a blog post.
YouTube said the top five countries watching live streams of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the site's Royal Channel were Britain, the United States, Italy, Germany and France.
"The total streams on April 29, 2011 reached 101 million as romantics around the globe tuned in to watch the fairytale ceremony, the procession and the final balcony kiss," YouTube said.
YouTube also said there have been 37.7 million page views of the official royal wedding website from 13.7 million visitors.
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