ESPN’s Euro 2020 viewership up 25 percent

Through the quarterfinals (48 matches), UEFA EURO 2020 on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 has delivered an average audience of 1,146,000 viewers, a 25 percent increase compared to the same matches in 2016 on ESPN and ESPN2 (917,000 viewers).

An average audience of 2,018,000 viewers watched the four quarterfinal matches on ABC and ESPN on Friday and Saturday (July 2-3), a 16 percent increase compared to the 1,737,000 average viewers who watched the quarterfinals in 2016.

England’s 4-0 victory over Ukraine on ABC was the most-viewed match of the weekend with 2,534,000 viewers – the sixth most-viewed match since ESPN and ABC began airing the Euros in 2008.

Audiences for Quarterfinal Matches on ABC/ESPN:

1. Ukraine vs. England, 2.534 million
2. Belgium vs. Italy, 2.368 million
3. Czech Republic vs. Denmark, 1.694 million
4. Switzerland vs. Spain, 1.612 million

Coverage of UEFA EURO 2020 will culminate with Italy vs. England in the Final on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN and ESPN+ and streamed live on the ESPN App. Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman will call the match from Wembley Stadium in London.

Pregame coverage will begin at 2 p.m. on ESPN2 with Rece Davis hosting from Bristol, Conn., and Kelly Cates live from a set outside Wembley. ESPN’s collection of analysts will be led by former national team stars Alessandro Del Piero (Italy) and Steve McManaman (England). Global sports correspondent Sam Borden will also report from the stadium.

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