The 2023 Solheim Cup is the most watched ever on Sky Sports

Sky Sports reveals some very pleasing figures following the 2023 Solheim Cup, which saw Europe retain the trophy with a 14-14 tie. 

The 2023 Solheim Cup is the most watched ever on Sky Sports

Sky Sports has revealed a record-breaking number of viewers tuned in to the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin in Spain last week. 

The broadcaster has told GolfMagic its audience peaked at 734k on the final day, which is the highest-ever recorded figure for the biennial event on Sky Sports Golf. 

Over the three tournament days, an average Sky Sports audience of 281k tuned in to the action. 

The 2023 Solheim Cup is the most watched ever on Sky Sports

Sunday's climatic race for the Solheim Cup saw the highest average of 438k, which was 30% up on the 2021 final day in Ohio.

Sky Sports has also confirmed every day's play beat its average from the 2021 Solheim Cup or earlier, with every day seeing a peak of more than 400k.

Suzann Pettersen's Team Europe retained the Solheim Cup after Carlota Ciganda won the crucial 14th point to see out a 14-14 tie. 

Team USA's captain Stacy Lewis has since questioned whether that is the best way to end the contest

Sky Sports also reported more than 3.7m views of its Solheim Cup editorial content, with 193.4k VOD views on and their app. 

The Sky Sports Golf's Twitter (X) channel saw more than 5.6m impressions and 1.7m views, with the video of Emily Pedersen's hole-in-one on Sky Sports TikTok drawing in over 25k views.

The 2023 Solheim Cup is the most watched ever on Sky Sports

The success of the 2023 Solheim Cup follows a period of continued momentum for women's sport on Sky Sports with fans watching in record numbers all year long across the likes of golf, football, cricket and boxing. 

Sky Sports director of golf Jason Wessely said: 

"It was great to see such a thrilling tournament and atmosphere in Spain, and to know that thousands of people are continuing to enjoy women’s golf. We’re delighted to see so many new and old fans engaging across all our women’s sport portfolio, and we know that we have a fantastic opportunity both with women’s golf and beyond to tell the stories of the greatest female athletes and sporting events in the world.  Our Sky Sports teams look forward to delivering all the live action at the Ryder Cup in Rome this week, via our exclusive coverage and unparalleled commentary team.”

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