How does Murray match compare to the most watched TV of all time?


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Millions watched Andy Murray’s tense blockbuster of a quarter final against Fernando Verdasco last night.

By 7.10pm there were a staggering 10.41 million viewers across the UK tuning in to witness Murray's win as he advances to the semi finals of Wimbledon 2013.

But where does this stand amongst the most popular TV of all time? And if he makes it to the final, could he make it into the top 10 most watched UK programmes ever?

1966 World Cup Final: 32.30 million viewers

The Funeral of Princess Diana: 32.10 million viewers

Royal Family documentary: 30.69 million viewers

EastEnders – Den divorces Angie: 30.15 million viewers

Apollo 13 Splashdown: 28.6 million viewers

FA Cup Replay Chelsea vs Leeds: 28.49 million viewers

Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana: 28.40 million viewers

Princess Anne’s Wedding: 27.60 million viewers

Coronation Street – Alan Bradley killed by a tram: 26.93 million viewers

Only Fools and Horses - Batman and Robin: 24.35 million viewers