Most-watched Premier League game record smashed by the Merseyside derby with 5.5 million fans tuning in

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Sky Sports have confirmed that the Merseyside derby was watched by 5.5 million viewers in the UK on Sunday night, setting a new Premier League record.

Jurgen Klopp’s side Liverpool returned to action with a visit to Goodison Park, but putting in an altogether mediocre results that they have not managed to break the deadlock against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

And 5.5 million people tuned in to watch the game – which was broadcast on Sky Sports and the selection of TV on the free channels of the television.

The Merseyside Derby has smashed the Premier League, the visualization of the figure of record

5.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Everton draw 0-0 with Liverpool at Goodison Park

5.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Everton draw 0-0 with Liverpool at Goodison Park

This figure eclipses the previous record for a match broadcast on Sky Sports, which is owned by Manchester City and Manchester United in the 2011-12 season, which saw 4.30 million people tune in to watch City defeat United 1-0 up after a Vincent Kompany header.

It follows from what has been a great week of viewing figures for the English top flight since his return to action after a three month break due to the sars coronavirus crisis.

Bournemouth’s defeat at Crystal Palace, Saturday evening, saw 3.9 million people listening that the game was broadcast on BBC One. This figure is equivalent to an increase of 24,5% of actions of the Saturday night TELEVISION audience, and the game brought in an average viewership of 3.6 metres.

Later, the figures of the BBC iPlayer viewers added 600,000 to this total, or 4.5 million viewers, surpassing the record of Manchester Derby for 24 hours, before Klopp’s side visited Goodison Park on Sunday.

The game was broadcast on Sky Sports and Choose the TV as part of an agreement to air football on free TV

The game was broadcast on Sky Sports and Choose the TV as part of an agreement to air football on free TV

Sunday, the figure eclipses the previous record set in 2012 in the Derby of Manchester ($4.3 million)

Sunday, the figure eclipses the previous record set in 2012 in the Derby of Manchester ($4.3 million)

The return of Premier League football has also ensured Match of the Day was back in its traditional Saturday night BBC One slot. The highlights show pulled in a peak TV audience of 2.7 m.

In the framework of the Government of the united KINGDOM request of a third of the remaining top-flight games to be shown free-to-air, the BBC will broadcast three other games.

The Premier League has officially made its return Wednesday, with Aston Villa holding Sheffield United to a 0-0 draw before Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-0. The last fixture drew an audience of 3.4 million when it aired on Sky Sports, or 14.3% share of all TV on Wednesday night.

Crystal Palace's win over Bournemouth saw 3.9 million people tune in to BBC One, in what was the first Premier League game to be broadcast on the channel in 30 years

Crystal Palace’s win over Bournemouth saw 3.9 million people tune in to BBC One, in what was the first Premier League game to be broadcast on the channel in 30 years

Match of the Day returned to its peak Saturday night slot and drew 2.7 million viewers

Match of the Day returned to its peak Saturday night slot and drew 2.7 million viewers

SKY SPORTS THE highest PREMIER LEAGUE TV viewing FIGURES
Premier League fixtures Season Average Pic
1) Everton-Liverpool (Sky Sports + Pick TV) 2019/20 5.50 m
2) Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (BBC One + iPlayer) 2019/20 4.20 m 4.50 m
3) Manchester City v Manchester United 2011/12 4.05 m 4.30 m
4) Liverpool v Manchester United 2019/20 3.48 m 3.92 m
5) Arsenal v Manchester United 2002/03 3.43 m 3.80 m
6) Liverpool v Manchester City 2019/20 3.36 m 3.66 m
7) Manchester United-Liverpool 2019/20 3.28 m 3.63 m
8) Chelsea v Manchester United 2011/12 3.26 m 3.78 m
9) Arsenal v Manchester United 2011/12 3.19 m 3.55 m
10) Tottenham v Manchester United 2010/11 3.18 m 3.43 m

There is a growing sense of optimism that the hustle and bustle of the fixture schedule will see the top ten viewing figures broken with games, which extends over a period of six weeks. Manchester United had been introduced in eight of the top 10 most watched live games on Sky Sports before the resumption of the Premier League season.

The next premier League match to be broadcast on the BBC will be Norwich v Everton, which was broadcast on BBC Two on 24 June at 6 o’clock in the evening. That will be followed by Southampton v Man City on 5 July.

Football is back, Wednesday, has seen 75% of viewers opt for the artificial, the noise of the fan during games

Football is back, Wednesday, has seen 75% of viewers opt for the artificial, the noise of the fan during games

With no fans to the grounds, the broadcasters have been dubbing artificial fan noise on the action to give the games a more authentic feel in this exceptional period.

On Wednesday, the action saw the majority of fans choose to experience the return of football with fake crowd noise, with 75% of viewers watching the matches on Sky Sports, with the Main Event channel.

Noise artificial have been taken from the EA Sports FIFA 20 video game, with each floor having songs worthy of their teams.

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