#FAWSL: Record 1.5 million tuned in for opening weekend

record tv viewing figures for WSL
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The opening weekend’s fixtures in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League achieved a record number of 1.5 million viewers.

The first weekend of the Barclays FA WSL campaign saw three matches screened live across the two broadcasters, with a significant peak audience tuning in for Manchester United v Reading (366,000) and Arsenal v Chelsea (311,000) on Sky Sports and Sky Showcase, and Everton v Manchester City (800,000) on BBC One.

In addition, a peak audience of over one million tuned into the first Women’s Football Show of the season, which was broadcast on BBC One.

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