4.3 Million Viewers Watched Siti's Wedding On TV.
Some 4.3 million viewers watched the fairy tale wedding reception of pop princess Datin Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin, 27 and businessman Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, 47 on television Monday night. The wedding, held at KLCC and attended by 2,500 guests including royalties and political leaders, was telecast live by private station TV3 for two hours from 9pm.
Citing figures compiled by AGB Neilsen Media Research, TV3 said the audience rating hit 4.3 million viewers or 70 per cent of the overnight viewership.
It said rival stations enjoyed an average of 1.6 million viewers or 22.5 per cent in overnight rating.
Government station Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and satellite TV operator Astro jointly produced the "Mawi-Ina" reality talkshow which was telecast live over RTM1 and Astro Ria at 8.45 pm simultaneously.
The programme brought together popular artiste Asmawi Ani (Mawi), 25, and his ex-fiancee Nordiana Mohamed Naim (Ina), 22, at two separate studios at the Putrajaya Holdings Bhd auditorium.
Media Prima Bhd Television Network Corporate Communications General Manager Eliza Mohamed said: "We were right in our forecast... the programme was meticulously planned to satisfy the audience who have religiously watched Siti's progress as a star on TV3."
Earlier, the couple's engagement and solemnisation ceremony at the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Mosque on Aug 21 was beamed live over TV3, breaking a record with an average of 2.86 million day viewers.
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