The draw (0-0) between England and Scotland achieved a huge audience with a peak of 20 million viewers, a score much higher than the ratings achieved for the first match of the Euro against Croatia (1-0).
Muzzled without difficulty by their Scottish neighbor after a dismal draw at Wembley, the Three Lions were followed by 18.4 million viewers on average, with a peak of 20 million viewers for a minute, announces the British channel ITV, which exclusively broadcast the meeting, Friday evening.
By way of comparison, a peak audience of 11.6 million viewers was recorded for the England-Croatia match (1-0). It is therefore a real success for this 115th episode of the oldest rivalry in football, between two teams which had not met in major competition since 1996.
27.5 million viewers for England-Croatia in 2018
According to the Daily Mail, it is even the most watched program of the year in the UK so far. England’s defeat in the World Cup semi-finals drew up to 27.5 million viewers in Britain.
Scrambled in attack and sometimes jostled defensively, England could not do better than a 0-0, Friday at Wembley, against the Scots who preserve their chances of qualifying in Group D of the Euro.
With 4 points, England joins the Czech Republic, held in check by the Croats (1-1) a little earlier, while the Scots are tied with the vice-world champions, with 1 point, before a final day when everything will be possible