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Record 27.6 million saw England's Euro 2020 semi-final, says broadcaster ITV

Record 27.6 million saw England's Euro 2020 semi-final, says broadcaster ITV

England's Harry Kane celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2020 semifinal match between England and Denmark at Wembley stadium in London, Jul 7, 2021. (Photo: AP/Laurence Griffiths)

LONDON: England's Euro 2020 semi-final victory over Denmark on Wednesday (Jul 7) was watched by a peak of 27.6 million people, setting a new record for a football match shown on a single British channel, broadcaster ITV said.

The figure, calculated across TV and smart devices including phones and laptops, beat the 27.5 million who watched England's defeat by Croatia in the 2018 World Cup, a match also broadcast by ITV, it said.

Wednesday's match peaked with 26.3 million viewers on ITV, and an 89.3 per cent share, with a whistle-to-whistle audience of 23.9 million, making it the most watched match of the tournament so far, ITV said.

Coverage of Sunday's final will be shared by BBC and ITV.


Source: Reuters

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