Wimbledon: broadcast viewing figures 2018, by channel and event

Broadcast viewing figures of The Wimbledon Championships in 2018, by channel and event (in million)

by David Lange, last edited Sep 12, 2019
Wimbledon: broadcast viewing figures 2018, by channel and event The Wimbleon Championships is not just one of the biggest, but also the oldest tennis tournament worldwide. In 2018, it acquired a total cumulative television reach of approximately 26 million on BBC and 29.42 million on ESPN. As for single events, the peaks were reached during the third round of Djokovic versus Edmund for BBC with 6.54 million viewers and during the singles finals ladies for ESPN with 2.91 million.


The Championships are held across 13 days and provide plenty of local business opportunities. In 2019, the event had a total aggregate attendance of 500,397, roughly 27 thousand more than the previous two years. Accommodation, services, merchandise as well as food and drink are provided by thousands of emplloyees, hired for the event.

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A total of up to six thousand staff members work the event, of which roughly half attends to catering and serving food and drinks. The remainder are housekeeping staff, stewards, transports, ball boys and girls, court attendants and other game related task workers. The most sold merchandise are baseball caps and panama hats, followed by Championships’ towels, crossed rackets logo t-shirts and sweatbands. Fill meals, glasses of Pimm,s and strawberries and cream are the most popular served foods and drinks.
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Broadcast viewing figures of The Wimbledon Championships in 2018, by channel and event (in million)

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