Both semi-final matches during the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament have attracted record-breaking audiences across Europe.
In the UK, England’s win over Sweden on Tuesday evening attracted a peak of 9.3 million viewers – the biggest of the tournament so far.
The BBC said it also recorded two million streams across the BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.
In Germany, 12.9 million viewers tuned into broadcaster ZDF to watch the second semi-final between Germany and France.
The biggest audience for women’s football in the UK is 11.7 million when England lost to the United States during the 2019 FIFA World Cup.
Earlier this week UEFA revealed the number of people watching the event is a record for the tournament and 58 per cent higher than in 2018.
“These excellent TV viewing figures show the massive appeal of the tournament, as well as the strong development of women’s football in the last years,” said Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA marketing director.
“We are engaging more neutral fans and seeing exceptional growth as this edition of the tournament continues to break TV viewing records.”
With England set to take on Germany in Sunday’s Women’s Euro 2022 final, it’s predicted the match could break the current record for TV viewers of a women’s football match.