Quarter of Brits watch Murray
London - More than a quarter of the British population tuned in to watch Andy Murray become Britain's first men's Wimbledon champion since 1936, BBC figures released on Monday showed. The British Broadcasting Corporation said Sunday's final attracted a five-minute peak of 17.3 million viewers. The March 2011 census put the United Kingdom population at 63 182 200, meaning more than 27 percent tuned in to watch Murray's match against Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic.
The viewing figures were up from last year's final, when 16.9 million watched Murray lose to Swiss great Roger Federer, the first time a British man had reached the final since Bunny Austin in 1938. Order was restored at Wimbledon when the top two men in world tennis, Novak Djokovic and Andy...... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at SPORT24