The BBC, the UK public service broadcaster, has set a new digital viewership record for its coverage of tennis’ prestigious Wimbledon Championships.

The tournament was streamed 53.8 million times on the BBC iPlayer service and online, surpassing the previous record of 30.5 million in 2021.

A peak audience of 7.5 million tuned in on BBC One for Sunday's (July 10) men's final, in which Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.

Saturday’s (July 9) women's final peaked at 3.1 million viewers as Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.

Djokovic's win to secure his seventh Wimbledon title was streamed live 2.6 million times on BBC iPlayer and online, with the match receiving a peak share of 43%. Rybakina's maiden grand slam title was streamed 712,000 times.

Other notable viewing figures during the tournament saw a total of 25.5 million watch British number one Cameron Norrie beat Belgium’s David Goffin in five sets in the quarter-final to reach his first grand slam semi-final, in which he lost to Djokovic.

The number of hours consumed by television viewers was also the highest since the 2016 championships when Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title.

Barbara Slater, the BBC's director of sport, said: "We are enormously proud to bring extensive coverage of Wimbledon to our audiences, who this year have devoured every moment across all our platforms with these record-breaking figures.

"It's been another electrifying championship and we are delighted that we can offer audiences different ways to follow the action and to meet the ever-increasing appetite for on-demand viewing."

The BBC extended its long-standing Wimbledon rights deal last year in a deal running to 2027.