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Monday, June 5, 2017

One Love Manchester concert smashes BBC iPlayer record set by London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony

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Sunday June 04,2017's One Love Manchester concert has smashed BBC iPlayer viewing records, the broadcaster has revealed.

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The streaming service received more than one million live viewing requests during the event.

This makes the concert, which featured performances from some of the biggest names in music, the most-viewed non-sporting live programme in iPlayer history

The previous record-holder was the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony

The event saw Ariana Grande perform at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground to honour and raise funds for the victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack following her show on Monday 22nd May.

Ariane Grande was joined by stars including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas, with a surprise appearance from former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher. 

The event was broadcast to more than 50 countries around the world and watched in the UK by a peak of 14.5million on the night, making it the most-watched TV show of the year so far

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