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England win pulls bigger TV audience than Royal Wedding

June 19, 2018

By Nik Roseveare

England’s World Cup win over Tunisia was the most-watched TV programme in the UK so far this year, attracting a peak television audience of 18.3 million on BBC One.

The evening kick-off in Volgograd on June 18th, which had a 69.2 per cent audience share at its peak, beat May’s Royal Wedding.

There were also a record three million requests to stream it on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website, which made it the highest-ever live audience for an online BBC programme.

England won the game 2-1 thanks to two goals from captain Harry Kane.

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