First live Premier League match on BBC draws almost four million viewers


Crystal Palace added to Bournemouth’s transfer worries on the south coast.

The BBC’s first live Premier League match broadcast attracted almost four million viewers.

Crystal Palace‘s 2-0 win at Bournemouth brought in a 24.5 percent audience share with a high of 3.9 million individuals tuning in, and 3.6 million on typical throughout thematch


Luka Milivojevic curled a great free-kick and Jordan Ayew swept home Patrick Van Aanholt‘s lowering as the Eagles shone on the south coast.

Fantastic free-kick from milivojevic. @BBCMOTD constantly gets the very best live Premier League.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 20, 2020

“The first-ever Premier League game to be broadcast on the BBC between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace yesterday (June 20) attracted a peak TV audience of 3.9m (24.5 per cent share) on BBC One and an average 3.6m (22 per cent share) for the match,” the BBC revealed.

” This was the first time top-flight English league football had actually been revealed on the BBC considering that 1988.

“The return of Match of the Day to its Saturday night BBC One slot pulled in a peak TV audience of 2.7million.”

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