England’s win over Scotland in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday was the UK’s most watched women’s football match of all time, drawing a peak of 6.1m viewers on BBC television.
The figure – 37.8% of the available audience – breaks the previous record of 4m viewers for England’s Euro 2017 semi-final against the Netherlands.
Ellen White and Nikita Parris scored as England claimed a 2-1 victory in Nice, with Claire Emslie replying for Scotland.
Just before the women kicked off in Nice, England men were playing Switzerland in the Nations League third place play-off. That was shown on Sky Sports and had a peak audience of 1.236m (15% share) as England won on penalties.
World Cup coverage on the BBC continues across TV, radio and online.
The Scots next play against Japan on Friday 14 June at 14:00 BST, while England face Argentina in their second group game later the same day, at 20:00.
Scotland are playing in their first World Cup while England reached the semi-finals at the 2015 tournament in Canada.
England v Scotland, which kicked off at 17:00 BST on Sunday, was broadcast on BBC One and BBC One Scotland, which had a 46% share of the available audience north of the border.
The average audience for the match itself was 4.6m, and 4m for the programme overall.
The previous highest UK peak was at 21:00 on a Thursday evening for the Euro 2017 match shown on Channel Four.
Monday’s Women’s World Cup fixtures
Group D: Argentina v Japan (17.00 BST, BBC Two & BBC iPlayer)
Group E: Canada v Cameroon (20.00 BST, Red Button & BBC iPlayer)