The climax of England’s World Cup penalty shootout win over Colombia was watched by 23.6 million viewers on ITV, based on in a single day figures.
More individuals tuned in between 21:50-21:55 BST on Tuesday than watched another 5 minutes of British TV for the reason that 2012 Olympic closing ceremony.
An common of 20.1 million watched the final 16 match as a complete.
The win despatched England via to face Sweden within the quarter-finals, a sport that will probably be on BBC One on Saturday.
Tuesday’s knock-out match was a greater draw than England’s group video games – greater than 18 million watched the matches in opposition to Tunisia and Belgium at their peaks, whereas 14 million noticed the win over Panama.
The match additionally ended the so-called “curse of ITV”. Of all of the England World Cup video games broadcast on the community over the final 20 years, the workforce had solely gained one. On the BBC, they emerged victorious in 9 out of 13 matches.
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