Arsenal Chelsea FA Cup final draws season record viewership

Published: 1 August 2020 - 4:09 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

The 2019-20 final of the FA Cup clash between Arsenal and Chelsea was the most watched match of the season in the UK, clocking up 8.2 million views.

The match, which was played at London's Wembley Stadium on August 1, was broadcast on the BBC's and accumulated a 46.1% audience share. The match was also shown on BT Sport.

Last month the semi final match up between Manchester United and Chelsea had 7.3 million viewers.

The match was played infront of an empty stadium, with only a handful of club officials, players and key staff permitted to attend the match alongside media professionals.

The match was available to watch with fake crowd noise, which in the past was met with mixed reactions from English Premier League fans from around the world.

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