More than 16m see Murray defeat

Andy Murray after his defeat by Roger Federer Murray was bidding to become the first British winner since Fred Perry

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More than 16m viewers saw Andy Murray lose Sunday's Wimbledon final to Roger Federer - a 66.8% share of all viewing.

A 15 minute high of 16.4m were watching the four set thriller between the number three and four seeds at 6pm, while a five minute peak of 16.9m - the highest audience figure for a Wimbledon final since at least 1990 - was also recorded.

An average audience of around 13.3m (63.6% share) tuned in for the historic contest which saw Federer match Pete Sampras's record of seven Wimbledon titles and Murray become the first British man since Bunny Austin in 1938 to make the final.

The Scot's semi-final clash on Friday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had been the most popular of the tournament up until the final, with a peak audience of 11.4m.

Five for Serena

On Saturday, 6.1m (a 43.2% share) tuned in to see Serena Williams bag her fifth ladies singles crown with a three set victory over third seed Agnieszka Radwanska. An average audience of 3.9m watched the American's victory, representing a 30.5% average share.

And an average audience of 2.6m switched channel to BBC Two for Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen's surprise victory in the men's doubles.

The wildcard entries beat fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau, making Marray the first Briton to win the title for 76 years, and earning BBC Two a 12.7% average share.

The audience for the five set doubles match peaked at 3.8m - a 17.2% share.

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