So, the Women’s World Cup has come to its conclusion with a 2-0 win for the USA against the Netherlands. It has been a fantastic month of football and we at Input Media are proud of what we have achieved and to be part of such a game changing event.
The impact made by the Women’s World Cup has exceeded all expectations. The production plans were ambitious – from the weeks and months in the build-up as we planned and prepared for it but all our work has paid off as we transported the audience at home to the heart of the action with our in-stadia presentation.
The BBC coverage of the Women's World Cup on television and online, reached a record-breaking 28.1m people, that is 47% of the UK population. The semi-final between USA and England attracted a peak audience of 11.7m – the UK’s highest rating show of the year so far - more viewers than shows like Britain’s Got Talent, and the final episode of Line of Duty.
Ground-breaking too as all this was being produced remotely from our Manchester gallery. We have been at the heart of something quite special, and the BBC are delighted - not just with the rating figures - but the production that delivered beyond everyone’s expectations.