Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding draws nearly 30 million viewers in the U.S.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding draws nearly 30 million viewers in the U.S.

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Approximately 29.2 million people tuned in to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday, according to Nielsen estimates. That’s more than the 22.7 million who tuned in in 2011 to watch Harry’s older brother Prince William marry his longtime love Kate Middleton.

Nielsen approximates that 23.4 million households tuned in for Saturday’s festivities, also up from the 18.6 million households that watched the 2011 royal wedding.

Saturday’s ceremony, which took place at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel, was broadcast live on 15 U.S. networks from approximately 7 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time. Those networks included ABC (including the simulcast on sister network Freeform), BBC America, CBS, CNN, CNNe, E!, Fox News Channel, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, Telemundo, TLC and Univision.

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