A peak television audience of 7.6 million watched England’s dramatic extra-time win against Spain in the Euro 2022 quarter-final on BBC One.
It is up 3.6 million on the four million who tuned in for the Lionesses’ 8-0 group-stage win against Norway.
There were a further 1.5 million streams across BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app as England advanced to the semi-finals.
The second quarter-final – Germany v Austria – is on BBC One on Thursday.
Coverage begins at 19:30 BST on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
England’s semi-final against Sweden or Belgium is on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 19:30 BST on 26 July.
The highest peak television audience for women’s football in the UK is 11.7 million for England’s 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat by the United States.
England’s peak audiences at Euro 2022
- England v Austria, 6 July – 3.7 million and 750,000 streams
- England v Norway, 11 July – four million and 726,000 streams
- Northern Ireland v England, 15 July – 3.4 million and 525,000 streams