80 million people tune into Haiti aid telethon

2010-01-26 12:36

More than 80 million people tuned in for last week’s all-star Hope

for Haiti Now telethon.

The Nielsen Co said on Monday that an estimated 83 million people

saw at least a brief part of the fundraiser carried on Friday on 33 TV networks.

The audience watching the two-hour event at any given time averaged 24 million

viewers.

Organisers for the telethon said it has raised $57 million (about

R432 million), with more donations still to come in.

The event, which also streamed live online, featured Brad Pitt,

Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and other stars who encouraged donations for

Haiti, hit by a devastating January 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 200

000 people.

Money was also being raised by the sale of telethon performances

via iTunes.


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