A Right Royal Success!

3rd May 2011

Sky News enjoyed record figures for the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday 29th April. The coverage, led by Sunrise's Eamonn Holmes, was viewed by millions of people across multiple platforms.

Peak viewing figures were up 181% with 661,000 viewers tuning in at 11am - immediately taking the Royal Wedding into the top 20 viewing figures in Sky News' history. One million people visited the Sky News website and 35,000 customers enjoyed coverage via Sky News' ground-breaking iPad app.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said: 'Our team did a world-class job delivering the Royal Wedding to our viewers across multiple platforms. Our coverage was celebratory and fun and our record viewing figures reflect just how much our audiences enjoyed it too.'

Sky's Royal Wedding anchor, Eamonn Holmes said: 'For me the highlight of the day was the feeling of happiness. Maybe not the strongest feeling or emotion but on the day it was contagious.'

Over 160 members of staff helped to deliver Sky News' coverage of the Royal Wedding which started at 6am and continued throughout the day, including a special programme entitled 'Your Royal Wedding' which allowed viewers to send in their own experiences of the Royal Wedding via video.

Tag: Sky News Sunrise

A Right Royal Success!