Just over 5 million viewers watched England’s final game of the World Cup 2018 yesterday.
After losing in last week’s semi-final to Croatia, England battled for third place against Belgium on Saturday.
The match, which ended with a 2-0 defeat, averaged 5.3 million viewers on ITV in the afternoon.
The peak audience hit 8.4 million viewers as England settled for fourth place in the competition.
The semi-final last week had averaged a whopping 20 million viewers, with a peak of almost 27 million.
The 2018 World Cup final takes place today (Sunday) between Croatia and France, airing on both ITV and BBC One.
Later on in the evening, Japandemonium – a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV – began with 1.9 million viewers on ITV.
2.8 million tuned in for Celebrity Catchphrase before The Voice Kids returned for its second series.
3.1 million viewers caught the first episode, down on last year’s premiere audience, which aired a month earlier in June, of 4.3 million.
This year the series will air nightly throughout the week on ITV, continuing tonight at 7:30PM with more blind auditions. The live final airs next Saturday, July 21.
Over on BBC One and coverage of Wimbledon averaged 3 million in the afternoon against England’s football match, peaking with 4.6 million.
In the evening, 2.6 million caught Pointless Celebrities before 2.8 million watched Who Dares Wins. Casualty held 3.5 million before a repeat of Mrs Brown’s Boys interested 2.5 million viewers.