BBC Online bags record 2.3 million visitors for England vs Wales stream


This is double the BBC’s previous record of 1.1 million set in 2013

The BBC attracted a record 2.3 million unique visitors who streamed online footage of England beating Wales 2-1 in their Euro 2016 group match yesterday (June 16)

This figure was double its previous record of 1.1 million in 2013. The previous milestone was driven by a video of a tablet with a touchscreen keyboard that can turn into a physical one.

More records were broken on the BBC Sport website yesterday (June 17) as 14.6 million checked overall Euro 2016 coverage. This broke the previous record of 13.6 million browsers who checked coverage of the final day of the 2015 – 16 Premier League season. Additionally, 9.3 million tuned into BBC One to watch the Euro 2016 match between England and Wales.

BBC sport director Barbara Slater said: “Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “We are delighted that the BBC’s digital offering again allowed so many people to share in this huge game. The BBC has pioneered live digital event coverage from London 2012 Olympics to Glastonbury, and our record breaking figures highlight its increasing importance to audiences.”