Most-Watched Events In Television History

Spring Festival Gala – 2012
Spring Festival Gala - 2012 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 10 Most-Watched Events In Television History

Estimated Number of Viewers: 498,000,000

The Spring Festival Gala is an annual special produced by China Central Television (CCTV) to celebrate the Chinese New Year; it first aired in 1983. Recognized by Guinness World Records as one of the most-watched variety shows in the world, the program is incredibly popular.

In 2012, roughly 498 million viewers, primarily from China, tuned in to watch the gala.