Top ratings for England v Scotland on STV

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STV’s dedicated coverage of last night’s England v Scotland friendly was a ratings success, reaching a massive 1.8million Scots which made it the best watched programme on STV this year.
The game attracted an average audience of nearly 1.2 million, outperforming top entertainment shows including Britain’s Got Talent, and was one of the top 10 best watched football matches on STV over the last 10 years.
With a 58% audience share in Scotland, STV beat the network ratings by over 20 share points.
STV’s coverage was presented by Raman Bhardwaj live from Wembley Stadium with special guests Paul Lambert and Terry Butcher and commentary from Derek Rae and Alan Brazil.
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: "Our sports team did a fantastic job bringing STV viewers dedicated coverage of last night's game and it's great to see that so many people tuned in to watch a thrilling match - even though we all hoped for a better result."
For further information, please contact the STV press office:
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654