'Today,' 'Good Morning America' Set Records With Royal Wedding Broadcasts

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NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America scored big with their coverage of Friday's royal wedding.

The nuptials -- between Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- drew more than 9.6 million total viewers for Today from 7-9 p.m., according to fast national data from Nielsen. That marks the show's biggest single-day audience since Nov. 8, 2000, the day after George H.W. Bush was elected president.

Meanwhile, GMA averaged 8.7 million viewers from 7-9 a.m., marking the network's most-watched morning telecast in nearly 20 years, since at least September 1991, predating Nielsen's electronic database.

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CBS, however, didn't reach the same highs as its competitors, with The Early Show pulling in 3.9 million viewers from 7-9 a.m.

According to Nielsen, coverage of the wedding itself, which 11 U.S. networks aired live between 6 and 7:15 a.m. EST Friday morning, drew a total 22.8 million viewers.

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