"Sunday saw a peak across Sky and Channel 4 of 8.3m a huge audience for a huge moment for British sport," said Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive UK and Ireland, Sky.
Sky and Channel 4s shared free-to-air (FTA) coverage of the Cricket World Cup final on July 14th which saw England beat New Zealand in the competitions first-ever super over drew a combined TV audience of 8.3m.
Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive UK and Ireland, Sky said: Congratulations to England and everyone who has been part of the journey at the ECB. The ICC put on a terrific tournament. Weve been proud host broadcasters of a home cricket World Cup, dedicating a channel and showing every single minute, which has been absorbing from the first ball to the unforgettable final delivery. Sunday saw a peak across Sky and Channel 4 of 8.3m a huge audience for a huge moment for British sport. On Skys channels our peak was 3.5m alone, a fitting way to cap a terrific tournament.
We are proud of our long term cricket partnership, which has grown over three decades, delivering record investment into the sport. This partnership will continue with our coverage of the Mens and Womens Ashes this Summer, and by working with the ECB to deliver a new grassroots cricket participation campaign, he added.
The game was up against the Mens Wimbledon final which aired on BBC1 and saw Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer. The BBC reports that the game attracted a peak TV audience of 9.6m.