The service was broadcast concurrently on a spread of networks, together with BBC One, BBC Two and BBC News; ITV together with ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4; and Sky News and Sky Sports.
BBC One broadcast uninterrupted protection of the funeral from 8am to 5pm, with ITV’s protection beginning at 9.30am.
It places the funeral, which took place on Monday morning, among the many most-watched TV occasions in British historical past. However, it’s nonetheless beneath the viewers of 31 million who tuned in to watch the England v Italy Euro 2020 closing.
England’s triumph within the 1966 World Cup Final against Germany is believed to maintain the record – with an estimated 32.3 million viewers.
The funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales on September 6, 1997, was watched by a median of 32.1 million individuals, together with 19.3 million on BBC One and 11.7 million on ITV.
The BBC’s protection of the Queen’s funeral was led by Huw Edwards and Fergal Keane in London whereas Kirsty Young and David Dimbleby reported from Windsor. At its peak, 22.4 million individuals had been watching throughout all BBC channels.