BBC Wimbledon coverage hits 54.3 million streams

UK pubcaster BBC has revealed its coverage of Wimbledon has been streamed at a new record of 54.3 million times on iPlayer and BBC Sport online during the two-week long competition.

This year’s record of 54.3 million streams, beats the PSB’s record of 53.8 million streams in 2022 by half a million.

On BBC 1, there was a peak audience of 11.3 million tuning in to watch Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz beat Novak Djokovic in five sets. It marks the highest amount of stream yet since Murray won the UK tournament in 2016. The match was also live streamed 4.1 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online, up by 58% from 2022.

The Championships final, which saw the Spaniard win his first Wimbledon, also received a peak audience share of 66%.

During the Women’s Singles Final, where Czech player Markéta Vondroušová beats Ons Jabeur, there was an impressive peak audience of 4.5m on BBC 1, an increase from 2022’s 3.1m. The match was streamed 1.3 million times on BBC iPlayer, which amounted to a 85% rise from 2022.

Overall, the Championships, 25.6m viewers watched Wimbledon 2023 across BBC’s platforms.

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport said: “It’s great to see that we have been able to meet the viewing demands of audiences, with significant increases in streaming of both the men’s and women’s finals, and a huge peak on BBC One on Sunday. We are continually committed to bringing the very best coverage of Wimbledon to audiences across the UK, so I’m enormously proud that we have been able to do that once again this year.”

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