YouTube blogged on Friday stating 72 million viewers from 188 countries used its live coverage to witness the historic Royal Wedding.
Eager viewers logged on to The Royal Channel, as early on the 29th of April. The channel was run by Google App Engine and was the official channel of YouTube for the wedding. Furthermore, it was launched on 22nd March and received 37.7 million page views totally.
If we add in the re-broadcasts of the event, the one day global viewership count exceeded 101 million that day.
The four hour long ceremony, whole procession, balcony appearance and the most celebrated royal kiss received 10,000 page requests per second totaling to 100,000 requests that very day.
UK led the way in having the most live streams, followed shortly by the US, Italy as well as Germany.
The site was a collaborative effort of YouTube, Google and Accenture where the later implemented the site.
This huge frenzy was not limited to YouTube only as other sites like BBC and Yahoo too faced enormous traffic during the webcast.
However, according to Akami, the wedding was not the most popular historic event as it generated only 5.4 million views per second, thus giving it sixth spot in the list of most historic events.
Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook also witnessed huge traffic during peak hours and Twitter received 2.1 million wedding related tweets last week.