As of 5:50PM EST, CNN is reporting that over 1.2 million people have registered to get tickets to the memorial for Michael Jackson which will be held on July 7 2009.
Yesterday, MSNBC reported 524,000 people so far have registered to be put into a drawing to get tickets to his memorial service. And that was the count at 5:30pm Friday. Only 17,000 people will be able to get free tickets, though.
Organizers say the site received half a billion (that’s billion with a ‘B’) hits in the first hour after the announcement.