Final play-off win at Nottingham Forest breaks Sky Sports record for most-watched EFL game

27 Jun 2022 | 08:29 | Football

Sky Sports customers enjoyed stunning live sports over the weekend, with record viewings on Sky Sports thanks to the Championship play-off final, Monaco Grand Prix and the eye-catching Indy 500.

Nottingham Forest’s victory over Huddersfield Town at Wembley on Sunday culminated in the most-watched EFL game ever on Sky Sports.

The average home audience of 1.75 million, peaking at 2.24 million, tuned in to see Forest return to the Premier League for the first time since 1999.

Sunday’s rain-drenched Monaco Grand Prix was the first European race to surpass 2 million spectators on Sky Sports F1, with an average of 2.01 million (up to 2.25 million). Since the broadcaster first aired the sport in 2012, qualifying has averaged 1.03 million viewers (with a peak of 1.17 million), making it Sky Sports’ most-watched Monaco qualifier ever.

Meanwhile, an average of 231,000 viewers (with a peak of 372,000) tuned in to the Indy 500 live in Indianapolis on Sunday, with former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson in a two-lap shootout with challenger Pato Oward Survive and claim the title. This is Sky’s highest-rated IndyCar race of all time.

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