Unimaginable BBC figures present how the World Cup gripped the UK with 44.5m tuning in

FOOTIE fever took over the nation through the World Cup with 44.5 million viewers tuning in to observe the BBC’s protection.

Figures launched by the general public service broadcaster on Monday revealed the record-breaking numbers from the match in Russia.

 Gary Lineker was the face of the BBC's World Cup coverage that drew 44.5 million viewers


Gary Lineker was the face of the BBC’s World Cup protection that drew 44.5 million viewersCredit score: twitter/rio ferdinand

A complete of 66.8m whole match requests have been made on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport, whereas 10.4m tuned into BBC One for Sunday’s ultimate.

Gary Lineker introduced the finale in Moscow as France beat Croatia to elevate the Jules Rimet trophy.

The match was the one one of many match to be proven dwell on each the BBC and ITV.

Lineker was joined by pundits Rio Ferdinand and SunSport columnist Alan Shearer.

England’s quarter-final victory over Sweden was the highest-viewed dwell programme on-line within the BBC’s historical past.

 Lineker was joined by pundits Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer throughout the tournament


Lineker was joined by pundits Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer all through the matchCredit score: EPA
 England's game against Sweden drew in the biggest audience for the BBC


England’s sport in opposition to Sweden drew within the greatest viewers for the BBCCredit score: twitter/alan shearer
Rio Ferdinand urges France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe to affix Manchester United and hails reference to Paul Pogba

A complete of three.8m individuals tuned in on iPlayer and BBC Sport.

BBC Sport director Barbara Slater stated: “The curiosity within the match and the achievement of England profitable by way of to the semi-finals has been confirmed within the record-breaking figures for TV and on-line.”

The Company’s web site additionally allowed customers to charge gamers.

On common, South Korea and Tottenham ahead Son Heung-min was highest-rated at 7.43.

Golden Ball winner Luka Modric was given the best particular person ranking for a efficiency with 8.45 within the 3-0 win over Argentina.


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