50.8 million people had better things to do
United Kingdom 60,441,457 (July 2005 est.)
The Live 8 concerts attracted a peak audience of 9.6 million viewers on BBC One on Saturday evening.
The channel's live coverage of the global concerts won an average audience of 6.6 million..
So despite fielding the "best" talent from popular music in a hugely hyped extravaganza, they failed to be as popular as "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here".
Could some one tell the newspaper editors they got the priorities of their readers wrong....