BBC sees record 6m people watch England-Slovenia match online

The BBC has revealed 6m unique users visited its sports website during the England-Slovenia World Cup match yesterday, beating its previous record of 4.7m set on 21 June.

The broadcaster received 500,000 requests from people watching the match live on the iPlayer.

A total 1.5m people listened to the match via the site’s audio video, smashing its previous record of 1.2m set during last year’s Wimbledon match between Andy Murray and Andy Roddick.

The broadcaster’s TV audience peaked at 15.4m with an 81% audience share – the highest daytime audience of the World Cup to date. The match attracted an average of 12.9m viewers and a 78.2% audience share.

The BBC’s next England game against Germany will air on BBC1 on 27 June at 2.00pm (kick-off 3pm) and will be available on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.

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