According to The Sun, the BBC has received 100,000 complaints from members of the public over the coverage of Prince Philip’s death.BBC cleared its programming schedule to cover the death when Prince Philip died at the age of 99 to run more than 24 hours of programmes about the Duke of Edinburgh.
The BBC said: “We are proud of our coverage and the role we play during moments of national significance.”
Programs that people were eager to watch, including EastEnders and the MasterChef final were replaced by news programmes.
The decision to shut down regular programming received so many complaints that there was a dedicated form on the BBC website to process them.
BBC is currently not saying how many complaints it received, but a fortnightly bulletin of all complaints is due to be published on Wednesday.
Viewers turned off in droves after the blanket coverage was too much, with BBC Two losing two-thirds of its audience between the prime times of 7 pm to 11 pm.
The coverage has quickly become the most complained about television event in British history.
One insider told The Sun: “I feel sorry for the Beeb.
“They would be criticised and accused of not being respectful enough if they didn’t lay the programmes on.
“But they seem to have left many people very cross.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.