The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

First live Premier match on BBC is big draw

- Sports · Soccer · Crystal Palace F.C. · The Crystal Palace · Bournemouth · A.F.C. Bournemouth · Patrick van Aanholt · Jordan Ayew

The BBC’s first live Premier League match broad­cast drew in al­most four mil­lion view­ers.

Crys­tal Palace’s 2-0 win at Bournemout­h at­tracted a 24.5% au­di­ence share with a high of 3.9 mil­lion peo­ple tun­ing in, and 3.6m on av­er­age across the match.

Luka Milivo­je­vic curled a fine free-kick and Jor­dan Ayew swept home Pa­trick Van Aan­holt’s cut­back as the Ea­gles shone on the south coast.

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