In probably the least surprising news of the day, BBC announced they are going to air the wedding of William & Kate live. No s**t. Who would have thunk it? This is about a surprising as Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene calling it quits or me saying yes to a free all you can eat buffet. Was there any doubt they would not air the wedding live? Diana and Charles was aired live and that was when people still willingly bought black and white television sets because they were only like $40. Even if BBC did not air it, there would have been a half dozen guests who would have had their cell phones up and recording the event and Twittering so you might as well go ahead and broadcast it live.
More people around the world will watch this than watched the Super Bowl this year. Broadcast networks would be idiots not to broadcast it. Plus, they deliberately are getting married during US primetime so you know commercials will cost a fortune. Think about how long a Super Bowl pregame is. Now imagine this stretching out a week. Every morning show, news program and reality show will be there for a week. Live reports from Jwowww every 20 minutes.