England victory is most-watched TV programme of 2018

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by David Prior

England’s World Cup victory over Tunisia last night was the most-watch TV programme of 2018, beating the Royal Wedding.

The game attracted a peak audience of 18.3m people to BBC One (69.2% share) with 3 million requests to stream the match online via BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport, the highest ever live viewing for any BBC programme online.

The BBC Sport website also recorded 11.5m (8.8m UK) browsers to the site yesterday and more than 2 million player ratings were also awarded by users on the Player Rater.

England’s second group game takes place against Panama on Sunday, June 24.