These outdoor events bring in millions, sometimes even billions of viewers for a single game! Sports events such as the Olympic Games, the World Cup, and the Super Bowl are often the most anticipated events of the year. Despite its youth, this event attracted 1 billion viewers in the competition!
Women's Rugby World Cup sets new attendance and broadcast records Independent. The tournament attracted 45, fans over 30 matches, with 17, fans attending the final between New Zealand and England at the Kingspan Stadium.
The semi-final between France and England set a new tournament record of a peak audience of 3. The tournament also set new social media records with 45 million views across official tournament platforms, the best-performing World Rugby event of the year and the biggest since Rugby World Cup World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said that the level of coverage was a testament to the performances of the teams and that the tournament inspired a new generation of girls and boys to play rugby.
It raised the bar. Compelling action, huge fan interaction and a strong family feel characterised an event that captured hearts and minds beyond the traditional rugby community.
Off the field, our friends from the IRFU did an exceptional job at hosting the event, while the volunteers and fans were simply brilliant. There is no doubt that they have inspired a new generation of girls and boys to get into rugby and while only one team can be crowned champions, all the teams were fantastic on and off the field — rugby has certainly been the winner.
Our heartfelt thanks go to all.