England world cup win watched by record 18.3 million television viewer
England world cup win watched by record 18.3 million television viewers
England's World Cup win over Tunisia was the most-watched television programme of 2018, attracting a peak television audience of 18.3 million on BBC One.
Monday's game in Volgograd, which had a 69.2% 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.
That made it the highest-ever live audience for an online BBC programme.
More than two million player ratings were awarded by users on the website.
England won the game 2-1 thanks to two goals from captain Harry Kane.
World Cup coverage on the BBC continues across TV, radio and online, including Portugal v Morocco (Wednesday), Argentina v Croatia (Thursday) and England's second group game against Panama on Sunday.