Women’s FA Cup hits 7.6% audience share

35,271 fans made their way to Wembley to watch Manchester City take on Birmingham City in the Women’s FA Cup final, which kicked-off at 5.15pm. This was a record attendance for this fixture and heightened the sense of occasion as Birmingham had drawn their previous two league fixtures with City.

Manchester City dominated the game and their 4-1 victory over Birmingham ensured that they became the first team to hold all three major English honours, with the Women’s Super League title and the Continental Cup already in their trophy cabinet.

Here are a few stats for the game:

Audience delivery

Adults:
• Ave 2.0 TVRs (Ave 984,000 impacts)
• 7.6% share of impacts

Men:
• Ave 2.6 TVRs (Ave 628,000 impacts)
• 10.40% share of impacts

Women:
• Ave 1.4 TVRs (Ave 357,000 impacts)
• 5.2% share of impacts

ABC1 Adults:
• Ave 1.80 TVRs (Ave 487,000 impacts)
• 7.90% share of impacts

Adults 16-34:
• Ave 1.0 TVRs (Ave 149,000 impacts)
• 7.4% share of impacts

The coverage ran from 5pm – 7.30pm on BBC2 (KO 5.15pm)

The start of the Women’s Euros is only two months away (16th July) and Mark Sampson (England Manager) has now named his team, which includes eight players from Manchester City.  Given the fact that England finished third at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 and the great performance of the Women’s FA Cup Final, Channel 4 have a lot to be excited about for the upcoming tournament.