Australian GP, Manchester City v Liverpool, and The Masters combine for Sky

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Sky Sports has revealed that over seven million tuned in for its bumper Sunday of sports action.

F1’s Australian Grand Prix, the clash between Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City and Liverpool, and the culmination of The Masters took place over the day, helping Sky Sports to take a 27% share of all viewing in Sky homes.

The Australisn GP coverage began at 6am, and despite the early start averaged over 1.01 million, a 41% increase on the last time it was held - in 2019. 

Meanwhile, Manchester City and Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at the Etihad saw an average of 3.19 million home viewers watching, becoming the second-most watched Premier League match this season after Manchester United’s 0-5 defeat to Liverpool (3.65m).

Finally, The Masters final round was the second-most watched ever on Sky Sports, excluding the 2020 Masters (which was rescheduled to November due to the pandemic). It had an average of 852,000 tuning in.

Sky Sports MD Jonathan Licht said: “Sunday was another bumper day for our viewers, showing the breadth and depth of our coverage. This weekend saw some huge sporting moments live on Sky Sports, and we are pleased to have delivered another huge day of sports viewing to 7 million people.”