KING OF POP

31 Million Watched Jacko Funeral

Though the number of people who tuned into watch Michael Jackson's memorial is stunning—31.1 million—what may be even more significant is the amount of people who watched it online: roughly 30 million more. The numbers serve as a clear indicator that how people get their news has changed. Still, the ratings are behind other major funerals, such as Princess Diana's and Ronald Reagan's. Meanwhile, Jackson is expected to be buried wearing one of his signature gloves, and AEG Live, the company that was putting on the concerts in London, has begun hawking Jackson merchandise online.