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Women's World Cup attracts record 28.1m viewers

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The USA beat the Netherlands in Sunday's final in Lyon to claim a record-extending fourth World CupA record-breaking 28.1 million people watched BBC coverage of the Women's World Cup on television and online.That is 47% of the UK population, with England's semi-final loss to the USA attracting the highest live TV audience of 2019 so far with 11.7 million.Sunday's final saw the USA beat the Netherlands to win back-to-back titles.
"This World Cup was the most memorable to date and it has engaged sport fans across the UK," said director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater.The BBC reach of 28.1m - a figure arrived at based on individuals watching coverage for 15 minutes or more - was more than double that for the last World Cup in Canada (12.4m).
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"This was the first major event to kick off our Change The Game season and it's record-breaking viewing figures didn't disappoint."BBC Sport has launched #ChangeTheGame this summer to showcase female athletes in a way they never have been before. Through more live women's sport available to watch across the BBC this summer, complemented by our journalism, we are aiming to turn up the volume on women's sport and alter perceptions. Find out more here.
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