Friday 23 August 2019

Peak audience of 315,000 Irish TV viewers watch England's Women's World Cup defeat to the USA

England head coach Phil Neville (centre) talks to the players after the final whistle. Richard Sellers/PA Wire.
England head coach Phil Neville (centre) talks to the players after the final whistle. Richard Sellers/PA Wire.
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England's dramatic defeat to the USA in the Women's World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday was watched by an average 220,000 people on Irish television

A peak audience of 315,000 tuned in to watch the match, which was screened live on RTE TWO, according to figures released by the national broadcaster.

England lost 2-1 to the United States in Lyon after a tense second half in which they missed a penalty and had a goal disallowed in a marginal VAR offside decision.

One in five people watching television at the time were tuned into the game.

The semi-final was watched by the biggest TV viewing audience of the year so far in Britain with a peak audience of 11.7million tuning into BBC.

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