Prince Philip was buried in a moving ceremony last Saturday. The funeral was broadcast live on television in many countries— including seven channels in Germany. But it wasn't just that country where people wanted to say goodbye by watching his service on TV.
Prince Philip's funeral had over 10 million viewers in Germany alone
Prince Philip's funeral being broadcast on seven channels in Germany led to high viewership for that country. According to the DWDL, the total was over 11.3 million viewers. Two channels in particular stood out: 3.41 million viewers watched the funeral on RTL, which resulted in a total market share of 20.1 percent.
ZDF was a little further ahead. 4.40 million viewers watched the funeral service on the station, corresponding to a market share of 24 percent. Among the young people between 14 and 49 years of age, ZDF reached 10.5 percent, while RTL reached 19.9 percent.
There was also great sympathy for the royal in Great Britain. Over 13 million viewers watched the funeral on the BBC and ITV, with BBC One being the broadcaster with the largest share of viewers. According to overnights.tv, 10.8 million people were tuned into the station at the beginning of the funeral service.
During the ceremony— which lasted several hours— there was an average of 6.62 million viewers. Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021. The British royal family paid their respects to him at the funeral on Saturday, which took place at St George's Chapel.