Sky Sports recorded its highest EVER viewing figures on November 29, with an average of 1.17 million people tuning in to watch the dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix, a bumper day of Premier League football and England’s T20 against South Africa
- Sunday, November 29 saw Sky Sports break new records for its viewing figures
- An average of 1.17 million people tuned in to watch football, F1 and cricket
- Manchester United’s last gasp comeback at Southampton helped surge figures
- Romain Grosjean survived a horror crash at the Bahrain GP on the same day
With sports fans craving live sport like never before, Sky Sports has recorded its greatest ever total of viewing figures for one day of action.
On Sunday, November 29, the broadcast giant saw 1.17 million viewers surge to its platform to gorge on a fest of high profile sport.
A large selection of big name Premier League sides and a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix resulted in figures sky-rocketing and breaking new records.
Manchester United’s comeback win at Southampton helped Sky Sports to a record breaker
Lewis Hamilton put on a pulsating performance to take victory in Bahrain, while the sporting world collectively held its breath as Romain Grosjean miraculously survived a fiery horror crash.
England’s T20 clash against South Africa also provided a huge injection to the numbers, in what was a diverse day for sports fans all round.
Figures peaked at 4 million viewers at 3.50pm, in the final minutes of Southampton vs Manchester United in the Premier League and just after the restart of the grand prix action in Bahrain.
Romain Grosjean’s crash at the Bahrain GP saw viewers glued to the television screens
On the same day England’s T20 clash with South Africa boosted the viewing figures
Live sporting action is still coming thick and fast as we approach the festive period, with headline acts across all disciplines.
On Saturday live world championship boxing returns, with Anthony Joshua defending his titles against Kubrat Pulev on Sky Sports Box Office.
The Watford born star is expected to create a surge of viewers to the platform, with boxing fans desperate to see Joshua dispatch another opponent and finally take a step closer to an all-British showdown with rival Tyson Fury.