England's Euro win over Sweden seen by 16.3m at peak
Published Jun 16 2012, 13:41 BST | By Paul Millar
England's 3-2 victory over Sweden has become the most-watched match of Euro 2012 so far in the UK, overnight figures confirm.
BBC One's coverage yesterday (June 15) between 7.30pm and 10.15pm averaged 10.96m (45.1%), with a peak of 16.3m tuning in at around 9.30pm as England regained their lead.
Over on ITV1, the delayed match between France and Ukraine scored 4.56m (26.5%) between 6.30pm and 8pm, after which a Lewis
repeat mustered 1.74m (17.4%) and 148k (0.9%) on +1.
Meanwhile, The Graham Norton Show
capped a strong evening for BBC One with 3.77m (25.9%) at 10.45pm.
Channel 4's Million Pound Drop Live
returned for a new run with 984k (3.7%) from 8.30pm (+1: 157k/0.7%), before 1.19m (5.6%) watched 8 Out of 10 Cats
at 10pm (+1: 117k/0.9%).
Big Brother's second eviction show grabbed 1.5m (7.3%) for Channel 5 at 10pm, and 558k (4.6%) stayed for Big Brother's Bit on the Side
an hour later. Antiques Road Trip
was BBC Two's best-rated programme with 2.03m (9.7%) at 7pm, while Episodes
amused 871k (4%) at 10pm.
Overall, BBC One obliterated ITV1 in primetime with 42.2% versus 13.1% (+1: 0.3%). BBC Two claimed third place with 5.8%, ahead of Channel 5's 4.2% (+1: 0.2%), and Channel 4's 3.9% (+1: 0.6%).Russell Howard's Good News Extra
appealed to 633k (3%) on BBC Three at 10pm, and was primetime's biggest multichannel show.BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional