Monday, June 4th 2018

Jun 04, 2018

Tuned In.

Jessica Darke, Producer

At Arcana Academy, we have a fascination with numbers and demographics, trends and statistics. One day we started talking about viewership numbers and began to compile the most viewed videos from the 1970's to today. The numbers of people who tuned into a given piece of content illustrate that although the channels are changing, there is no medium like video.


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VIEWERSHIP BY THE NUMBERS
1974 - Richard Nixon resignation speech - 128 MILLION

1978 - Leon Spinks v Muhammad Ali - 90 MILLION

1983 - M*A*S*H - 105.9 MILLION

2007 - The Battle at Kruger (8 minute clip of battle between her of Cape buffalo, a pride of lions, and a pair of crocodiles) - 21 MILLION

2008 - Olympics Opening Ceremony - 2 BILLION

2015 - The Walking Dead Season Finale - 15.8 MILLION

2017 - Game of Thrones - apx 26 MILLION

2015 - Super Bowl XLIX - 114 MILLION

1977 - Roots (Part VIII) - 100 MILLION

2016 - World Series Game 7: Cubs v Indians - 40.5 MILLION

2015 - College Football Play off National Championship - 33.7 MILLION

2015 - Adele's Hello - 27.7 MILLION (in first 24 hours)

2016 - Donald Trump RNC acceptance speech - 34.9 MILLION

2016 - Beauty and the Beast - Official Trailer - 127.6 MILLION (in first 24 hours)

2017 - 88th Academy Awards - 32.9 MILLION

2017 - Donald Trump Congressional Address - 47.7 MILLION

2017 - Rings Prank - 200 MILLION (in first 24 hours)

2017 - Mayweather v Conor McGregor - 3 MILLION

2018 - @Lelepons instagram video - 14.3 MILLION views

2018 - PewdiePie - 62 MILLION YouTube Subscribers

FUN FACT: there are 126 million households in the United States. So if a video is getting close to 125 Million views, approximately every citizen of the United States is tuned in to it. Now that's Mass Communication.

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