Tennis

Andy Murray victory breaks TV record

Murray delivered the goods at Wimbledon  (©GettyImages)
Murray delivered the goods at Wimbledon (©GettyImages).

Andy Murray has created another piece of British history, after it has emerged that his Wimbledon final victory was the most watched television broadcast of the year in the UK.

The BBC has revealed that tennis’ showpiece event peaked at 17.3m viewers on Sunday, where the Scot became the first British player to win the tournament in 77 years by beating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in three sets.

An average of 12.1m UK viewers watched the full match, which is a 73 percent share of all television viewership, while 79.6 percent of all televisions were tuned into the match at its’ peak.

The 26-year-old’s winning of his second grand slam of his career comfortably beat the previous record for 2013, which was the Britain’s Got Talent final in May, with an average of 11.1m viewers and a peak of 13.1m.

An even higher proportion of viewers watched the match in Scotland, with 90 percent of his home country’s televisions in use tuned in, and a peak audience of 1.9m.

 

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Topics:
Wimbledon
Tennis
Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic

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