25.5 million people watched the tournament on linear TV


The BBC has revealed that the 2022 Wimbledon tournament broke its online viewing record.

The broadcaster’s coverage was streamed 53.8 million times during the two weeks on iPlayer and BBC Sport, beating the 30.5 million times that it was in 2021.

In addition, the number of hours consumed on TV was the most since 2016, when Andy Murray lifted the title for the second time. 

For the finals, the men’s final peaked at 7.5 million on BBC1 and was watched 2.6 million times on iPlayer and BBC Sport, while the women’s reached 3.1 million with 712,000 views on iPlayer and BBC Sport. The final day broadcast was also the last for well-known presenter Sue Barker with the BBC.

Across the whole Championships 25.5m people watched Wimbledon on BBC TV. 

BBC director of sport Barbara Slater, said: “We are enormously proud to bring extensive coverage of Wimbledon to our audiences, who this year have devoured every moment across all our platforms with these record breaking figures. It’s been another electrifying Championship and we are delighted that we can offer audiences different ways to follow the action and to meet the ever increasing appetite for on demand viewing.”

These figures come as an Ofcom report warned that free-to-air channels may find it increasingly difficult to keep hold of Listed Events such as Wimbledon due to rising rights costs.