WSL: Record numbers watch Chelsea’s win over Liverpool on BBC

Lauren James, Sam Kerr and Niamh Charles celebrate a Chelsea goal against Liverpool
Chelsea’s Lauren James (left) scored a hat-trick in her side’s win over Liverpool
Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol Date: Sunday, 26 November Time: 12:30 GMT
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app

Defending champions Chelsea’s victory over Liverpool on the BBC recorded the highest average TV audience for a Women’s Super League match.

An average of 796,000 viewers watched Emma Hayes’ side win 5-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with a peak audience of 955,000.

There were a further 141,000 requests to watch the match on BBC iPlayer.

Bristol City face Manchester United on Sunday, 26 November in the BBC’s next WSL fixture.

The London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea will also be live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app on Sunday, 10 December.

The previous record average TV audience for a WSL match was Arsenal’s win over Aston Villa in October which had 766,000 tuning in, also on the BBC.

The highlights from all WSL matches are available to watch every Sunday on the Women’s Football Show.

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