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WWC Semi-Final reaches 220,000 viewers

Coverage of the Women's World Cup continues to grow on RTÉ with the average audience for the Semi-Final (USA V England) getting 220,000 viewers. The Audience peaked at 316,700 viewers at 9:45 as the game reached its conclusion. The share of the audience was at 20%.

Sports fans watch as England was kicked out of the tournament by the USA. Christen Press scored the opening goal in the first 10 minutes, followed by England's Ellen White at 19 minutes.

Alex Morgan got the winning goal for the USA in the 31st minute. A red card was given to England's Millie Bright in the 86th minute.

Declan McBennett, Group Head of Sport with RTÉ, said: "The continuous growth in viewing figures as the tournament has progressed shows the value in bringing a global tournament to an Irish audience free to air. RTÉ, TG4 ... are to be commended for backing the Women’s World Cup to the level they did. The tournament has created not only new heroes for many young girls and boys but also new role models given the level of expertise and insight witnessed across the television panels."

The second semi-final kicks of at 8pm tonight and is live on TG4.