England vs Denmark breaks TV viewing records as over 27m watch Euro 2020 win

England's dramatic Euro 2020 semi-final win over Denmark was watched by more than 27million people – smashing the record for the most watched programme this year.

An incredible 27.6million tuned in for the Wembley clash as Gareth Southgate's side booked their place in Sunday's final against Italy.

That figure dwarfs the 20.9m who saw England's 4-0 thrashing of Ukraine in the quarter-final and the 20.6m who watched the last-16 success over Germany.

ITV presenter Mark Pougatch tweeted to confirm the sensational numbers: "Confirmed TV figures just in for England v Denmark last night.

"A peak of 26.3 million & including Hub non-TV devices the peak increases to 27.6 million, making it the biggest peak football audience ever for a single channel. Thankyou for being there."

It eclipsed the 26.5m that tuned in to watch England's last major championship semi-final which ended in a 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia in 2018.

Even more fans are expected to watch Sunday's final against Italy, which could end up being the country's most-viewed TV event of all-time, overtaking the 1966 World Cup final.

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32.2million were on the edge of their seat as England beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley 55 years ago, but that figure is now under serious threat.

Speaking after watching his side make it through to the final, Southgate said: "I'm so proud of the players. It was an incredible occasion to be a part of – the fans were incredible all night.

"We knew it wouldn't be straight forward and we knew at some point we were going to have to show some resilience and we did that tonight.

"The most pleasing thing is we've given our fans and nation a great night and the journey carries on for another four days."

He added: "We're in the final and we've got to enjoy that fact, but we've got one more massive hurdle."

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