It was exciting to see that the number of viewers tuning in to see the musical benefit, “One Love Manchester”, made it the most-watched program on British television this year. Literally millions of viewers in the United Kingdom tuned in to the multi-artist concert, which was held to raise money for the victims of the terror Attack at the Ariana Grande concert back in May.
BBC One aired the concert live which, at its peak viewing numbers, drew nearly half the entire U.K. viewing audience, with 14.5 million viewers and a 49.3% share, according to ratings data from BARB. It averaged 10.9 million across the show, which ran for more than three hours in Sunday night primetime.
Viewers in the U.K. and around the world could also tune into the concert via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
50,000 people attended the concert live at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground, including several thousand who attended Ariana Grande’s May 22 concert. The “One Love Manchester” event was put together to help the families that were affected by the lone terrorist attack at Grande’s concert.. The organizers said that £2 million ($2.9 million) was raised for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund during the live broadcast.
Besides Ariana Grande The “One Love Manchester” concert included performances by Take That, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher, and Coldplay, among others.