The BBC says record numbers tuned into its coverage of the Ashes which spanned TV, radio and online.
27.3 million listening requests were made by audiences tuning into Test Match Special on BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport site – up from the 14.7m requests for the 2019 series.
There were a further million overseas stream requests for TMS on the BBC Sport YouTube channel.
The biggest day of the whole series was the fifth day of the first test at Edgbaston with over 1.7m listening requests. There were also over 1.2m listening requests for the women’s Ashes, representing continued growth in the game.
The BBC Sport website received nearly 500m page views for both the men’s and women’s Ashes, plus nearly 60 million video views and 194m views on social platforms in the UK. Video views of the 2023 Ashes were 60% higher than the 34.8m received in 2019.
Today at the Test on BBC Two, BBC Four and iPlayer had a total TV reach of 8.3m, the highest overnight of 2m on BBC Two coincided with the final day of the fifth test of the men’s Ashes at the Oval.
Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport said: “Whether it was via BBC Sounds, the BBC Sport website, social or BBC TV and iPlayer, we provided more ways than ever for audiences to keep up the with all the Ashes action this summer.
“Both the men’s and women’s series provided edge of the seat moments and these impressive figures demonstrate how we are using different BBC platforms to bring audiences the biggest sporting moments wherever they are.”