1. ITV Report

This is how many people in Wales watched the World Cup game against Australia

Almost 800,000 people in Wales watched the Welsh team triumph over Australia in Tokyo Credit: PA Images

Wales' epic World Cup clash with Australia won a huge share of audiences amongst Welsh viewers at the weekend, figures show.

Viewing figures show there was a peak audience of 86% on Sunday, meaning more than 4 in 5 televisions across Wales were tuned into the game in Tokyo.

The ITV Wales audience peaked at 766,000 at 10:40am which saw a tense second-half showdown with the Wallabies. That is roughly equivalent to filling the Principality Stadium to capacity ten times over.

Across the ITV network, the audience peaked at 4.5m during the game.

In 2018, the most watched programme in Wales was an episode I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here with a share of 62.6% - but had a higher number of people watching due to its mid-evening broadcast.

Thousands of fans have travelled to Japan for the tournament Credit: PA Images

An ITV Wales spokesman said, "We are delighted that so many viewers decided to watch our coverage live and free-to-air on what was a massive day for Welsh sport.

"ITV is bringing all of the games live to viewers in Wales - both on-air and on the ITV Hub.

"We've also got a dedicated team following Wales' every step in Japan providing content for our news coverage both on-air, online and on social media. We look forward to following the squads success throughout the tournament.

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