It’s a real shame that England went out of the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday night – beaten 2-1 by the holders USA. But every cloud has a silver lining as the saying goes! And while there’s obvious disappointment that the Lionesses are now just competing for the bronze medal in Saturday’s 3rd Place Play-Off against Sweden, we can rejoice in the fact that Input Media’s coverage on BBC1 on Tuesday attracted a peak audience of 11.7m – the UK’s highest rating show of the year so far.
That means Tuesday night’s game attracted more viewers than shows like Britain’s Got Talent, and the final episode of Line of Duty.
Needless to say the BBC are thrilled with these figures and absolutely delighted with Input Media’s coverage of the tournament, which is being produced remotely from our Manchester gallery. Input Media have been at the heart of something quite special, and we are proud of what we have achieved and delivered – not just over the past month covering the tournament. But in the weeks and months in the build-up as we planned and prepared for what’s been a fantastic piece of television to produce.