Television’s Most Popular Person

Muhammad Ali was featured in six broadcasts that reached over 1 billion live viewers.

Samuel Sullivan
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Credit: Wikipedia Commons

“I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning. And throw thunder in jail.” — Muhammad Ali

The great boxer Muhammad Ali was featured in 6 television broadcasts that reached over one billion viewers. He is the undisputed champion of live television.

Ali is known as “The Greatest” for his boxing prowess, but that nickname can also describe his ability to draw a TV audience. He boasts five fights where the live TV viewership reached 1,000,000,000 (1 billion). His popularity was world-wide and far-reaching. When he died, his memorial service also topped 1 billion viewers.

Muhammad Ali was an American boxer and heavyweight champion of the world. He was also a social activist and stood up for what he believed in. His charisma was unmatched, and he was and is an inspiration to many.

“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” — Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, The King of Live TV

According to Wikipedia’s list of the most-watched television broadcasts of all time, Muhammad Ali headlined the following broadcasts with impressive viewership numbers.

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Samuel Sullivan
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