Time to talk world records!
Here are 10 Guinness World Records from the 2008 edition that are related to voice over and voice acting.
I hope you’ll find these particularly interesting.
1. COUNTRY WITH THE HIGHEST RATE OF TV VIEWING
Americans watch more hours of television per week than any other country in the world, watching 4 hours and 32 minutes per individual per day according to Nielsen Media research started tracking television viewing habits in the 1950s.
2. MOST EMMYS FOR A TV SERIES
The Emmy awards are US television’s equivalent to the Oscars. As of May 2005, the most Emmys won by the same show is 101 by Sesame Street (PBS, USA).
3. LONGEST TIME PROMOTING ONE BRAND
Since 1991, Thomas Gottschalk (German) has been in every advertising promotion for candy manufacturer Haribo. In 14 years, he has appeared in 206 TV and 118 radio commercials for the company.
4. HIGHEST AD RATE (TV SERIES)
An average of $2 million per 30 seconds was paid by advertisers for slots during the hour-long, last-ever episode of Friends (NBC, USA). The show aired in the USA on May 6, 2004, and was seen by an estimated 51.1 million Americans.
The highest TV advertising rate ever was $2.4 million per 30 seconds for the NBC network during the transmission of Super Bowl XXXV on January 28, 2001.
5. LONGEST TV COMMERCIAL
A commercial advertising Lipton Ice Tea Green lasted for 24 minutes and was broadcast by the Yorin television channel acorss the Netherleands in March 2005.
6. SHORTEST TV COMMERCIAL
Shortest TV Commercial is half a frame and lasts just 1/60 of a second. Advertising MuchMusic (Canada), 12 versions of the commercial were produced, the first of which was aired on January 2, 2002.
7. MOST POSITIONS IN AN AUDIOBOOK CHART
Narrator Jim Dale (UK) occupied six positions in an audiobook chart when his readings of the Harry Potter books held the top six placed in Amazon’s “Best-Selling Audiobooks of America” in August 2005.
8. MOST VOICES IN AN AUDIOBOOK
Jim Dale is the performer who brings J.K. Rowling’s creations to life in the Harry Potter audiobooks. He secured a Guinness World Record for creating an incredible 134 voices for The Order of the Phoenix.
9. HIGHEST PAID RADIO HOST
The highest earning radio host in 2005 was Howard Stern who earned $31 million.
10. LARGEST MOVIE STUDIO
The largest movie studio in the world is Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, India which opened in 1996. It measured 1,666 acres, with 47 sound stages and permanent sets ranging from railroad stations to temples.
Do you know of any other world records that relate to voice over or voice acting?
Looking forward to hearing from you!