More than 6 million people in the U.K. watched the live prime-time broadcasts of Michael Jackson's memorial service on domestic TV channels.

The service was screened live on BBC Two, which attracted an average 4 million viewers and a 19% audience share, according to unofficial overnight figures. The audience peaked at 5.2 million towards the end of the July 7 service at the Staples Center in L.A.

Channel Five's coverage had an audience of 1.2 million and a 5% share between 6.30pm and 9pm in the U.K. And Sky News had an average audience of 897,000 for its coverage.

In Germany, more than 20 million people - almost a quarter of the country's population of 83 million - saw the live transmission as well as other reports about the funeral on more than 10 TV stations, according to market research company Media Control.

On the main national terrestrial channels in France, around 10 million people watched coverage of the memorial, more than a 50% audience share, according to audience measurement company Mediametrie.