News Update


More than 18 million people tuned in to watch King Charles III’s coronation.

According to overnight data, the King’s Coronation was seen by an average of 18 million people in the United Kingdom.

The ceremony, which saw the King and Queen Camilla crowned, was broadcast on multiple networks concurrently between 11:00 and 13:00 BST.

According to audience measuring company Barb, viewing peaked at 20.4 million when the King was crowned just after lunchtime.

The numbers are lower than the average of 26.5 million viewers who turned in to watch Queen Elizabeth II’s burial.

The Coronation was seen by an estimated 18.8 million people over 11 networks and services, including BBC One, Two, ITV, and Sky News.

According to the BBC, a peak of 13.4 million viewers turned in to Huw Edwards’ program on BBC One, with the station having an average audience of 11.9 million.

According to ITV, 3.3 million people watched the ceremony on ITV1 between 10:45 and 13:00.


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