The 2022 European Women’s Football Championship final was voted the most-watched TV broadcast of the year in the UK.
On Sunday (July 31) the Lionesses defeated Germany to become the first English team to ever win the prestigious competition.
The show was watched by 17.4 million viewers in the UK, making it the most-watched TV show of the year.
In addition, 5.9 million people tuned in to watch the game online.
This also makes the final the most-watched women’s football game in Great Britain’s history.
During the game, the goal was opened by England’s Ella Toone, who threw a skillful chip over the reach of Germany goalkeeper Merle Frohms.
After Lina Magull equalized late in the game, Chloe Kelly scored a frantic winner in overtime.
Numerous celebrities, including Adele, Piers Morgan and Nigella Lawson, have congratulated the national team on their historic tournament victory.
The result also celebrated David Baddiel, whose novelty 1996 song “Three Lions” (performed with Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds) was often used as the unofficial anthem for both the men’s and women’s national soccer teams.
“It’s come home,” the comedian wrote.
Members of the royal family have also congratulated the women’s team, with the Duke of Cambridge writing that the “whole nation could not be prouder” of the lionesses as Britain witnessed “history being made”.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/euro-final-england-viewing-figures-tv-b2135501.html Euro 2022: England final was the most watched program of the year with 17.4 million viewers