England vs Ukraine becomes most-watched TV event of year with over 20m viewers

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England vs Ukraine is officially the most-watched TV event of the year so far after over 20 million people tuned into the 4-0 win on the BBC.

Gareth Southgate 's Three Lions sent the country into rapture with an assured performance, with households across the land enjoying the comfortable win.

Fan parks were packed, pubs were full and flats housed parties as England made it to the semi-final.

And overall 20.9 million tuned into the Euro 2020 showpiece, with an 81.8 per cent audience share.

The spectacle also pulled in over 5 million live streams across BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website combined.

The win for England means they will take on Denmark in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, Spain take on Italy on Tuesday.

Wednesday's game will be shown on ITV, meaning the BBC will miss out on similar ratings this time out.

Speaking last night, England captain Harry Kane told the BBC: "We were favourites, there was a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations.

"The performance was top-draw. Another clean sheet, four goals, it was a perfect night for us. We’ve got a big semi-final coming up. We’re on the right path. It’s where we wanted to be.

"We set out a vision before the World Cup of what we want to achieve. We are knocking it off step by step. The World Cup was great but we fell short, we had a good run in the Nations League. We’re in another semi-final.

“Now it’s about getting over the line, the next step that we have got to do on Wednesday."

England boss Gareth Southgate also told BBC Sport. "I suppose it's still sinking in that it's another semi-final – three in three years.

"We want to go two steps further."

The Euro 2020 final takes place on July 11 at Wembley Stadium.

  • England Football Team
  • Euro 2020
  • Gareth Southgate
  • BBC
  • Harry Kane
  • Jamie Carragher
  • ITV
  • World Cup
  • Deals
  • Pubs
  • Spain

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