"It was the biggest peak audience of any television programme so far this year, and eclipsed the 11.4 million average and 16.9 million peak for last year's Wimbledon final, in which Murray lost to Roger Federer. This year's final was also the biggest audience of any Wimbledon final since at least 1990, the earliest that accurate audience statistics are available."Not to be overlooked is the fact that Prior to Wimbledon, the most popular program of 2013 had been the final of Britain's Got Talent on 8 June (It's a Simon Cowell show), which averaged 11.1 million viewers (51.4%) with a peak of 13.1 million.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Wimbledon's Men's Singles Final Drew Highest TV Audience of 2013 in Great Britain
garnered the second-highest audience in it's 34-year-history of broadcasting tennis. Nearly 2.5 million tuned in. Nothing to shake a stick at, but when you consider that 15 million more people watched the final in Great Britain it gives you an idea of how Wimbledon mad the British truly are. Would 17 million watch the U.S. Open final if an American hadn't won it in 77 years? Tune in in 67 years, and you could find out... Here's what the Guardian had to say about the final's TV audience:
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