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An average of 1.2 million viewers tuned into Sky Sports channels throughout October 24 with a reach of over 8 million

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Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA).

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA).

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick at Old Trafford (Martin Rickett/PA).

Sky Sports enjoyed record viewing figures for a single day last Sunday, as Liverpool's 5-0 win against Manchester United helped to create a surge of viewers for the satellite network in the UK.

An average of 1.2 million viewers tuned into Sky Sports channels throughout October 24 with a reach of over 8 million, which set a new record for the network.

Numbers peaked at 4.5 million viewers at 5:50pm headlined by the Premier League match between United vs Liverpool and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between India vs Pakistan.

Another highlight of the day saw customers tune in for the USA Grand Prix in Austin from 8:00pm to see Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton continue to fight for the Formula One world title.

Sky Sports NFL featured the live fixtures from week 7 on Sky Sports NFL with Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts vs San Francisco 49ers.

Boxing also contributed to the unprecedented audience numbers with coverage of the super-featherweight title fight with Fight Night International between Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson from State Farm Arena in Arizona on Sky Sports Arena.

The figures highlight the enduring appeal of the Premier League and especially the pulling of United and Liverpool, with Sky set to be the home of England's top flight football until at least 2025.

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