England’s 2-1 victory over Spain after extra time in yesterday’s (July 20) quarter-final of the 2022 UEFA European Women's Football Championship drew a peak audience of 7.6 million on the UK’s BBC One public service channel.
The figure is the largest of the tournament so far and was 3.6 million higher than the audience for the Lionesses' 8-0 win over Norway on July 11 in the group stages.
It remains short of the highest peak television audience for women's football in the UK of 11.7 million, however, which was set during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup when England were defeated by the USA in the semi-finals.
A further 1.5 million watched England vs. Spain on the BBC iPlayer streaming platform and the BBC Sport website and app.
England’s victory will see them play the winner of the quarter-final between Sweden and Belgium, which will be played on Friday (July 22).
In the other two quarter-finals, Germany take on Austria today (July 21) and France play the Netherlands on Saturday (July 23).
Euro 2022 has seen a number of attendance records fall so far, with the overall attendance record for the Euros broken with 15 games remaining and the biggest audience for a Women’s Euros fixture smashed during England’s opening-night win against Austria.