LONDON 2012: Olympic Games deliver record viewing figures for BBC

August 13, 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games delivered the biggest national television audiences since current measuring systems began, with at least 90% of the UK population tuning in to watch the BBC’s comprehensive coverage at some stage during the event.

Almost 52m watched at least 15-minutes of BBC TV’s Olympics output, and 24.2m also tuned in to see at least 15-minutes of coverage on the BBC’s 24 Olympics channels via the Red Button, according to figures released by the corporation, making the 2012 Games the largest TV audience reach for a major event for at least 10 years.

In addition to impressive TV viewing figures, the BBC also delivered its most successful online event ever, attracting a record-breaking 55m global browsers to the BBC Sport website, marking London 2012 as the first truly digital Olympic Games.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Euro 2012 Final – Spain v Italy – Live on BBC One & ITV1

June 29, 2012

After 30 matches over three compelling weeks, just Spain and Italy remain in Euro 2012 and they will now play for the right to be crowned European champions.

You will be able to watch every moment of what promises to be an historic night of international football at Kiev’s impressive Olympic Stadium this Sunday (July 1), with live coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012 Final on BBC One and ITV1.

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