The 12-12-12 Concert, an effort aid those affected by Hurricane Sandy held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden was the most widely distributed live musical event in history, accessible to nearly two billion people worldwide on television, radio and the Internet. In the U.S., that translated to 19.3 million TV viewers. The Nielson stats do no include internet views.
The event was carried live from 7:30PM to approximately 12:00AM on 15 networks. The average audience viewing the concert at any given moment was 5.2 million viewers.
The event organizers and beneficiary The Robin Hood Foundation are scheduled to release today how much was raised by the 12-12-12 event. Prior to the concert, Robin Hood had raised $15.7 million in donations for Sandy relief, $14.8 of which has already been granted to storm victims.