59.3m Watch US Telethon; Over $100m Raised

25 September 2001

America: A Tribute to Heroes – the two-hour, star-packed telethon aired on Friday in aid of victims of the terrorist attacks – was watched by an average of 59.3 million viewers and raised over $100 million.

The show was broadcast by thirty-five different television outlets – including all seven US national networks – and viewed in over 210 countries.

News source: MediaWeek.com (USA)