England Lionesses Women’s Euro Victory Leads to Record 17.6 Million Viewership for BBC

The England Lionesses’ historic win in the Women’s Euro 2022 soccer championship has proved to be a viewership bonanza for the BBC.

England beat eight-time champions Germany at London’s Wembley stadium in the final on Sunday evening, with Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly scoring for the victors. The game was played in front of a record crowd of 87,192.

The final was broadcast on BBC One. The game drew an average of 11 million viewers and a 66% audience share, peaking at 17.6 million, according to overnights.tv.

The 17.6 million peak smashed the previous record, achieved just days previously when England beat Sweden 4-0 in the semi-final. That game drew a peak of 9.3 million on the BBC, with an average of 7.9 million viewers tuning in. England’s quarter-final victory over Spain drew an average of 7.6 million viewers.

More to come.