Royal Wedding YouTube Viewers Would Form 19th Biggest Country

Since the Royal Wedding last week of Prince William and Kate Middleton, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, we’ve brought you many social media statistics about the big event. Today we have heard of some Royal Wedding YouTube statistics that help put the huge amount of viewers into perspective.

We’ve already given details of a Royal Wedding social media infographic, Facebook fans for Pippa Middleton, Twitter trending terms for the wedding and some great YouTube videos of the frowning bridesmaid and also the cartwheeling verger. We also told of a staggering statistic that the YouTube live streaming record was smashed by figures for the Royal Wedding, when at one time there were 300,000 concurrent viewers. Sarah Kessler over on Mashable brings us the news that the YouTube live stream of the Royal Wedding was viewed over 72 million times on April 29.

To give you some idea of just how phenomenal a figure this is, that’s a larger number than the entire population of the UK. An even more interesting way of illustrating the numbers involved is that if the viewers of the YouTube live stream of the Royal Wedding actually made up a country, that country would be the 19th biggest country in the world. What’s more these statistics are only for the official Royal Channel on YouTube but live video was also posted by other platforms.

The highest numbers of viewers were from the UK and US followed by those in Italy, Germany and France, according to the YouTube blog. What are your thoughts on these incredible Royal Wedding statistics? What event do you think could surpass these figures? Let us know with your comments.

  • Paul Fald

    A most spectacular Royal wedding !