Diana Ross Tops Paul McCartney as Most-Viewed Glastonbury Performance

According to the NME, more viewers streamed Diana Ross' performance at Glastonbury than ended up watching Paul's:

McCartney’s almost three-hour Saturday night (June 25) set, which NME called “history-making” in a five star review, averaged 2.7million viewers on BBC One and peaked at 3.9million, according to Broadcast.

While the 80-year-old Beatle’s figures were impressive, the artist with the biggest viewership average was Diana Ross, who performed in the revered legends slot on Sunday (June 26). The Motown icon and disco queen’s 75-minute set garnered an average audience of 3.1million, peaking at 3.8million.

In a four-star review of Ross’ performance, NME said she had the “crowd in her hands” throughout the set. “In their own fluffed-up curly wigs, you can see audience members relinquish themselves to the musical powerhouse and even cry as they recite back Ross’ lyrics,” the review added. “Being in a crowd with so much love in the air feels euphoric; confirmation that Diana Ross is the ultimate queen.”