With second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, England ran out 2-0 winners against an old enemy in the last 16 tie. Broadcast on BBC One, the game peaked with 20.6M viewers in the closing stages, as Gareth Southgate’s men had a half-full Wembley Stadium in raptures.
Overall, BBC One’s coverage averaged 13M viewers from 4PM to 7.35PM, according to BARB figures supplied by overnights.tv. That equated to 69% of the available TV viewing population at the time, as former England striker Gary Lineker presided over the historic scenes in London.
The BBC also revealed that the live coverage received a record 6.5M streams across iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
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England vs Germany topped the group match between England and Scotland, which peaked with 19.4M earlier this month — the previous UK audience high for Euro 2020. England now march on to a quarter-final fixture with Ukraine on Saturday at 8PM local time.
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