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UK TV Ratings For Champions League Final

The 2008 Champions League Final between Manchester United and Chelsea scored the biggest ratings of the year for a TV event in the United Kingdom. ITV said that their audience peaked at 14.6 million. Combined with the 2 million people who watched the match on Sky Sports, it means that 27% of UK residents watched the match on television.

According to BBC Sport, neither viewing figures take into account the thousands of extra fans that watched the match in pubs and clubs across the country.


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