One Love Manchester
“One Love Manchester” was the most-watched program on British television this year as millions of U.K. viewers tuned into the benefit gig, which was held to raise money for the victims of the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s May 22 concert.
Hamish Hamilton donated his time for the cause as Event Producer, after being invited by Scooter Braun.
The concert was also a smash hit on the BBC’s iPlayer online platform, which registered more than 1 million requests to live-stream it. That makes “One Love Manchester” the biggest non-sports program in iPlayer’s history, surpassing the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
The BBC’s flagship channel BBC One aired the concert live, and at its peak drew nearly half the entire U.K. viewing audience, with 14.5 million viewers and a 49.3% share, according to ratings data from BARB. It averaged 10.9 million across the show, which ran for more than three hours in Sunday night primetime
Grande was joined at the concert by Take That, Robbie Williams, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher, and Coldplay, among others.