Adele, Coldplay and ELO break viewing records for BBC Glastonbury coverage

Muse didn't fare so well, however

This year’s Glastonbury Festival was the most watched on the BBC, reaching a record high of 18.7 million over the weekend.

Glastonbury 2016 took place over the weekend at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. The headliners were Adele, Coldplay and Muse.

According to figures published by Music Week, Adele’s Saturday headline set saw a peak of 3.7 million viewers, making it the most watched Saturday headline performance since 2008.


Coldplay, meanwhile, also broke a record for the number of viewers in their Sunday headline slot. Their performance peaked at 3.4 million viewers, with an average of 2.0 million. Their last Glastonbury headline appearance, on Saturday night in 201, had attracted an average audience of 1.0 million.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO also became the most watched act of Sunday’s “legend” slot, pulling in an audience of 2.4 million compared to Lionel Richie’s average audience of 1.71 million in 2015.

However, Friday night headliners Muse didn’t fare so well, attracting drawing an average audience of 346,000 for its live stream on BBC Four and 420,000 when the performance was repeated later on BBC Two.

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