2.3 million unique browsers – double the previous peak – were watching online as the 2pm kick off led office workers to take to their PCs.
9.3 million people, a 73% share) tuned in on BBC One.
An all-time high audience of 14.6m unique global browsers visited the BBC Sport website on Thursday to follow coverage of Euro 2016, including Northern Ireland’s match against Ukraine. This breaks the previous record of 13.6m browsers set on the final day of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: “We are delighted that the BBC’s digital offering again allowed so many people to share in this huge game. Our enhanced service, in addition to our first class TV and radio coverage, puts audiences at the very heart of the Euro 2016 action wherever they are, allowing them to follow the action however they wish. The BBC has pioneered live digital event coverage from London 2012 Olympics to Glastonbury, and our record breaking figures highlight its increasing importance to audiences.
Euro 2016 coverage on the BBC continues across TV, radio and online until 10 July.
11.8 million unique UK daily browsers visited BBC Sport online on Thursday, which also beat the previous UK best of 10.2 million, also set on the final day of the Premier League season.