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England-France Euro 2012 Match Beats Britain's Got Talent Final

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England-France drew in 15.3 million viewers in spite of Adrian Chiles | AP

England's first Euro 2012 match last night drew more viewers than the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Overnight audience figures show a peak of 15.3 million were watching the conclusion of the game - more than the climax of the talent contest.

The 1-1 draw against France gave ITV1 its largest peak of the year so far.

The match had an average audience of 12.3 million from kick-off to the final whistle.

The figures beat any of the matches screened by the station during Euro 2008, although England failed to qualify for that competition.

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