While Chelsea dominated Arsenal 3-0 on the field in Sunday’s FA Cup title in front of a record 40,942-person crowd, the match reached a peak audience of 1.3 million viewers on BBC TV.
Insane viewing numbers from the Women’s FA Cup final yesterday 🤩 pic.twitter.com/Uk1z7NxfFB— MISS KICK (@MissKick) December 6, 2021
Insane viewing numbers from the Women’s FA Cup final yesterday 🤩 pic.twitter.com/Uk1z7NxfFB
There were also 160,000 live-stream requests for the match on BBC iPlayer. BT Sport has yet to report their numbers.
The record audience for a women’s club game still sits at 2.2 million viewers for Manchester City’s win over West Ham in the 2019 FA Cup final.
The win was Chelsea’s third in the FA Cup final. All three have come under head coach Emma Hayes.