So how big was the audience that watched the Royal Wedding?
With so much coding of programmes and sports interrupting the event, it has been hard to get an overview of just how big the audience was.
But taking a look at the numbers were at a moment in time gives a better picture.
At 8:15pm William and Kate were in the middle of their vows (7:45pm Adelaide, 6:15pm Perth). Here are the numbers that were watching at that time.
That’s a total of 5.73m for that moment during the broadcast, and reflects a figure close to what the event might have peaked at.
Nine pulled big numbers in Melbourne and Adelaide due to Seven switching to 7TWO when AFL started at 7:30pm. But 7TWO nevertheless did a brilliant job in attracting viewers who switched from Seven.
By contrast Seven was victorious in Sydney, Brisbane and due to the time difference, Perth. When Nine’s NRL kicked in at 8:30pm in Sydney and Brissy not enough switched to GEM.
The figure also doesn’t include any ABC News 24 simulcast, Pay TV channels, Regional viewers or viewers watching in pubs, clubs and assorted wedding parties.
Since OzTAM ratings began in 2001 the top average audience was the 2005 Australian Open between Hewitt v Safin (4.04 million) and 2010’s MasterChef Australia: Winner Announced (4.03 million).