BBC Online attracted record breaking digital figures for the home nations Euro 2016 clash between England and Wales on June 16th with 2.3 million unique browsers watching online, more than double the previous record, while a peak audience of 9.3 million million people (73 per cent share) tuned in on BBC One.
An all-time high audience of 14.6 million unique global browsers visited the BBC Sport website on the day to follow coverage of Euro 2016, including Northern Ireland’s match against Ukraine. This breaks the previous record of 13.6 million browsers set on the final day of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, commented: “We are delighted that the BBC’s digital offering again allowed so many people to share in this huge game. Our enhanced service, in addition to our first class TV and radio coverage, puts audiences at the very heart of the Euro 2016 action wherever they are, allowing them to follow the action however they wish. The BBC has pioneered live digital event coverage from London 2012 Olympics to Glastonbury, and our record breaking figures highlight its increasing importance to audiences.