More people voted in the American Idol (NWS) season 6 finale then did in the last presidential election. According to Telescope, the show brought in approximately 580 million votes. Seeing as it "only" takes someone approximately 50 hours to watch an entire season of American Idol, while the hours of playing GTA are infinite, guess who is the winner here? (At least by these numbers.)
Wondering who and what else in pop culture counts their fans in the multi-millions? Check out a few more of the biggest draws:
SUPER BOWL XLII
97.5 million people tuned in to Super Bowl XLII between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in February 2008. It was the most watched Super Bowl to date.
Some 106 million viewers (more than 77% of television viewership that night) tuned into Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen, the 1983 series finale of the CBS (CBS) classic war comedy.
THE MONGOLIAN COW SOUR YOGURT SUPER GIRL CONTEST
In August 2005, 400 million Chinese fans watched the televised finale of the Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Super Girl Contest. The show, China's version of American Idol (NWS), crowned Li Yuchun the winner that year.
The 'King' of rock 'n roll is arguably the world's best selling artist of all time with an estimated $1 billion records sold (and counting).