Coronavirus Outbreak — One World: Together At Home celebrity special garners 20.7 mn American viewers
The event, the biggest celebrity effort during the coronavirus outbreak, was viewed by an estimated 20.7 million viewers in the United States, Nielsen said
Almost 21 million Americans watched the One World: Together At Home global special on Saturday in support of frontline workers battling the coronavirus pandemic, according to Nielsen data released on Monday.
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Nielsen said that the two-hour concert, which featured appearances and performances from their homes by multiple celebrities including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones, Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce, was aired on 26 US television networks.
The event, the biggest celebrity effort during the coronavirus outbreak, was viewed by an estimated 20.7 million viewers in the United States, Nielsen said. Audiences in other nations and on streaming platforms were not available.
The concert, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and nonprofit Global Citizen, raised some $127 million from corporations and philanthropists for the work of the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Members of the public were not asked to donate but were encouraged to practice social distancing and handshaking and to show their appreciation for healthcare, grocery, delivery, transport and other workers.
Saturday’s two-hour broadcast special was preceded by a six-hour streaming event that featured musicians and other celebrities from as far apart as Asia and the Middle East.
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What a night! A huge thank you to @ladygaga, @glblctzn, and @who for having me and arranging this entire show along with EVERYONE who performed and gave their time. Once again our hearts and thanks and prayers of gratitude go out to all the health care workers on the frontlines and behind the scenes everywhere who have sacrificed so much and continue to do so. We love you all - KU #TogetherAtHome A post shared by Keith Urban (@keithurban) on
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