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An average of 4.5 million viewers watched the goalless draw at Anfield on Sunday - with 4.8 viewers tuning in for the final five minutes.
Sky say Liverpool v Man Utd attracted the biggest ever audience for any event only on Sky Sports (surpassing 4.049m in April 2012 for Man City v Man Utd). Average of 4.5m were treated to that enthralling 90 minutes. Second all-time on Sky pay channel to Game of Thrones.- Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) January 18, 2021
Sky have revealed it is the biggest audience for a match shown only on their channel in Britain.
They have also said that only Game of Thrones has recorded bigger viewing figures than the 0-0 draw between the two English giants.
The stalemate moves ahead of the previous most viewed fixture between the two Manchester clubs in 2012.
Vincent Kompany headed home his side's match winner against United in a fixture watched by 4.3 million viewers on Sky Sports.
Fans who tuned in on Sunday were ultimately disappointed as Liverpool and United played out a fairly lacklustre draw.
United remain at the top of the league with 37 points on the board, three points ahead of fourth-placed Liverpool.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jurgen Klopp will renew hostilities on Sunday when their teams face off in the FA Cup at Old Trafford.
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