Ever since Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in November, the American media has reported on the couple's every move. One might guess that the obsessive coverage here is no match for the legendary British tabloids. Guess again.
According to a Nielsen survey published today (April 25), the American press devotes more than three times as large a share of its total news coverage to the royal wedding than does the British press. While stories about "Wills," Kate, and their wedding day account for about 0.08 percent of news stories by traditional media outlets (such as online versions of newspapers and magazines) in the United Kingdom, they make up 0.25 percent of all stories by traditional media outlets in the United States.
For the survey, Nielsen took data one to two times a month in both countries (as well as Australia, which came in third in royal wedding buzz) since November. The most recent data set was gathered on April 3.
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