The final of the Women’s Euros 2022 was the most watched women’s football game on UK television of all time.
A peak of 17.4 million tuned in to BBC One to see England defeat Germany in the finals, generating a peak share of 78.4%.
The game was also streamed 5.9m times across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app.
In reality, many more would have been watching in pubs as the data doesn’t capture co-viewing and sport ratings are therefore often underestimated.
Meanwhile, 17.9 million people in Germany tuned in to watch the match, according to AGF viewing figures.
In the UK, the tournament overall saw total TV reach of 27.4 million (15 mins or more) and was streamed 18 million times across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app.
“We are incredibly proud to have championed women’s football and are thrilled we were able to bring such a special sporting event to the public…Everyone at the BBC is delighted with how successful this tournament has been,” said BBC director general Tim Davie.
The tournament overall saw total TV reach of 27.4 million (15mins or more) and was streamed 18m times across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website and app.
England clinched a major tournament trophy for the first time since 1966 as the Lionesses faced Germany at a sold-out Wembley Stadium yesterday.
The top five most-watched Women’s Euros 2022 matches on TV were:
- England v Germany (17.4m)
- England v Sweden (9.3m)
- England v Spain (7.6m)
- England v Norway (4m)
- England v Austria (3.6m)