Large TV audiences...
Global audiences for the Royal Wedding next week between Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton are expected to reach two billion.
That's a lot of people watching London. I hope the weather holds out!
It's made me think about the most viewed shows or programmes on TV. I know that the Spring Festival Gala in China regularly has almost a billion viewers. And I imagine the opening ceremony to the Beijing Olympics must be one of the most viewed TV events ever. In fact, can anyone tell me if it was the most viewed TV event ever?
In the United States the Super Bowl is a very popular TV event. It's the final game played between the top two American Football teams that season. What is interesting is the buzz around the advertisements which are shown during the game. Companies spend millions of dollars promoting their products with state-of-the-art, witty, creative adverts which try to grab the viewers attention. Sometimes there is more discussion about the adverts than the game itself!
Tell me about the most watched TV event or programme in your country?
Why is it so popular? Do you know how many viewers it has?
holds out - stays good
Spring Festival Gala - entertainment show to celebrate the Chinese New Year
buzz - attention, gossip, talk about something
state-of-the-art - modern, up-to-date