FA Cup final on BBC sets viewing record for 2019-20 season with 8.2m


Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley to win a record-extending 14th FA Cup final

Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final was the most-watched football match of the season.

The BBC’s coverage from Wembley Stadium was watched by a peak of 8.2m across all platforms, representing a 46.1% audience share.

It eclipses the 7.2m for last month’s semi-final at Wembley between Manchester United and Chelsea.

The top eight matches watched on TV in the 2019-20 season were all on the BBC, the top seven being in the FA Cup.

Most-watched football fixtures of 2019-2020:

FA Cup final: Arsenal v Chelsea 8.2m* (BBC)

FA Cup semi-final: Manchester United v Chelsea 7.3m* (BBC)

FA Cup: Liverpool v Everton 7.2m* (BBC)

FA Cup: Chelsea v Liverpool 6.8m* (BBC)

FA Cup: Norwich City v Manchester United 6.4m* (BBC)

FA Cup: Shrewsbury Town v Liverpool 6.1m* (BBC)

FA Cup: Arsenal v Leeds United 6m* (BBC)

Premier League: Southampton v Manchester City 5.7m* (BBC)

Premier League: Everton v Liverpool 5.5m (Sky)

*5min peak across all BBC platforms including BARB data

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