Top 10 Most Popular Shows in the World
Let us in this post have a look at some of the Top 10 Most Popular Shows in the World. We have our favorite shows that we turn on the TV for, every week, without fail. There are some television shows though that become very popular amongst a large variety of people. There are those shows that have been on the list of favorites for a while now, and there are some more shows that have started this year (or are going to premier later this year), that are already creating waves with their story lines and cast. Here are the list of Top 10 most popular shows in the world.
10. Marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
The wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton is one of the most popular shows took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. Their engagement on 20 October 2010 was announced on 16 November 2010. The build-up to the wedding and the occasion itself attracted much media attention, with the service being broadcast live around the world, and being compared and contrasted in many ways with the 1981 marriage of William’s parents, Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Much of the attention focused on Kate Middleton’s status as a commoner (i.e. not a part of the aristocracy) marrying into royalty.
9. Rescue 33 miners trapped in Chile 2010
Luis Urzua, the shift supervisor who was credited with helping the men survive the first 17 days before rescue teams made contact, was greeted by his family and President Sebastian Pinera. The rescue operation began shortly after 2315 on Tuesday (0215 GMT on Wednesday) with a technical expert, Manuel Gonzalez, being lowered down the 624m (2,047ft) shaft.
8. Michael Jackson memorial
The web’s response to the passing of music legend Michael Jackson has been staggering. This event will almost certainly shatter records for the biggest single live stream ever, and could be one of the biggest worldwide media events in history and the most popular shows.
7. Pope John Paul II’s funeral, the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales
At the funeral of Pope John Paul II on April 8, 2005 and Diana’s funeral in 1997 are some of the most popular shows on TV. For the funeral of Diana, an estimated 2.5 billion viewers followed the ceremony on their TV (According to the BBC)
6. Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer
The other of the most popular shows is the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Frances Spencer took place on Wednesday, 29 July 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, United Kingdom. Their marriage was widely billed as a “fairytale wedding” and the “wedding of the century”. It was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 750 million.
5. Apollo 11 Landing on the moon (July 20, 1969)
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr, on Earth’s Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:17:39 UTC. The United States mission is considered the major accomplishment in the history of space exploration. Launched from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 in Merritt Island, Florida on July 16, Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission, and the third lunar mission, of NASA’s Apollo program. The crew consisted of Armstrong as Commander and Aldrin as Lunar Module Pilot, with Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. Armstrong and Aldrin landed in the Sea of Tranquillity and became the most popular shows because it’s the time of the first humans to walk on the Moon on July 21.
4. Elvis Presley lives show from Hawaii (Aloha from Hawaii) January 14, 1973.
Aloha from Hawaii is a music concert that was headlined by Elvis Presley, and was broadcast live via satellite on January 14, 1973. It is the most popular shows by an individual entertainer in television history, viewed by an estimated 1.5 billion people worldwide. The concert took place at the Honolulu International Center (HIC) in Honolulu (now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center) and aired in over 40 countries across Asia and Europe (who received the telecast the next day, also in primetime). Despite the satellite innovation, the United States did not air the concert until April 4, 1973 (the concert took place the same day as Super Bowl VII).
3. The 2011 Cricket World Cup semi-finals India vs. Pakistan
India Vs Sri Lanka 2011 Cricket World Cup Final Match For cricket lovers it actually cannot get better than this. World cup semi finals are always interesting but a semi final between India and Pakistan is surely nerve racking. The match between India and Pakistan will be played on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 and this is the most popular shows. Both country’s are waiting with baited breath and fingers crossed. Most cricket buffs have booked their tickets to the venue of the match. For those who are not planning to travel to Mohali can catch up with match on ESPN and DD National in India.
2. The 2006 FIFA World Cup Final
The 2006 FIFA World Cup as the most popular shows was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process, along with the host nation, Germany, for the finals tournament.
1. 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony
The 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest. It began at 8:00 pm China Standard Time (UTC+8) on August 8, 2008, as 8 is considered to be a lucky number. The ceremony was directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, who was the chief director and was assisted by Chinese choreographers Zhang Jigang and Chen Weiya. The director of music for the ceremony was composer Chen Qigang. It was noted for its focus on ancient Chinese culture, and for its creativity, as well as being the first to use weather modification technology to prevent rainfall. The opening ceremony was lauded by spectators and various international presses as spectacular and spellbinding and by many accounts “the greatest ever” and the most popular shows in the world.