Sky Sports has recorded its highest ever daily viewing figures as the Premier League, Formula One and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup all contribute to record breaking numbers.
WEBWIRE – Tuesday, October 26, 2021
An average of 1.2m viewers tuned into Sky Sports channels throughout the day* on October 24 with a reach of over 8m, delivering a record-breaking day for Sky Sports.
Numbers peaked at 4.5m viewers at 5:50pm headlined by the Premier League match between Manchester United vs Liverpool and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between India vs Pakistan. Another highlight of the day saw customers tune in for the USA Grand Prix in Austin from 8:00pm to see Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton continue to fight for the Formula One world title.
It was a bumper day of live sport with a Super Sunday double-header headlined by Manchester United vs Liverpool United and West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Sunday’s football offering also included live matches from the Scottish Premiership with St Mirren vs Rangers and Bundesliga with FC Köln vs Bayer Leverkusen as well as a selection of EFL highlights.
Sky Sports Cricket aired the live ICC T20 Men’s World Cup starting with Sri Lanka v Bangladesh and finishing with vs India v Pakistan. Alongside this Sky Sports Mix aired the Women’s Big Bash League.
Sky Sports NFL featured the live fixtures from week 7 on Sky Sports NFL with Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts vs San Francisco 49ers.
Boxing also contributed to the unprecedented audience numbers with coverage of the super-featherweight title fight with Fight Night International between Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson from State Farm Arena in Arizona on Sky Sports Arena.
Sky Sports News covered all the headlines and breaking news through the channel’s rolling editorial coverage.
Sky Sports Managing Director Jonathan Licht said: [i”We’re proud to offer such a variety of exciting live sporting events to millions of households across the UK, delivered by award-winning production teams. For over 30 years Sky Sports has brought viewers together for the unmissable moments only live sport can provide. It’s great to see the appeal of live sport is stronger than ever.” [/i]
*24th October 0600-0200.
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