It seems nothing brings a nation together like sport. Live television creates a unique shared experience. The England football game against Sweden had a peak audience of 19.9 million in the United Kingdom, or 89% of those watching television at the time, with an average audience of 15.8 million. It received 3.8 million requests for the live stream, making it the most watched online programme for the BBC. Apparently there’s another match on Wednesday that could have even more viewers.