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Euro 2016 final beats Andy Murray's Wimbledon win in TV ratings

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Andy Murray Image copyright AFP/Getty Images
Image caption Despite the difference in viewing figures, both events drew about 55% of audience share

The Euro 2016 final drew nearly three million more viewers than Andy Murray's win at Wimbledon on Sunday.

An average 10.2 million viewers watched Portugal beat France on BBC One, with a further 1.9 million tuning into ITV's coverage of the football match.

Andy Murray's second title-winning performance at the All England Tennis Club was seen by an average of 9.2 million viewers.

Both events drew about 55% of the audience available at transmission.

The build-up to the Wimbledon Men's Final on BBC One was watched by about 2.2 million viewers.

Sport featured heavily in the ratings, with BBC Two's Today at Wimbledon and Golf: Scottish Open Highlights being the third and fifth most popular shows on the channel, while Channel 4's highlights of the Formula 1: British Grand Prix being its fourth most popular programme.

BBC Two's largest audience was 1.2 million for a showing of Oscar-winning film The Help, while Channel 4's came for Paul O'Grady's 100 Years of Movie Musicals, which drew about 1.1 million viewers.


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