England's 3-0 victory over Switzerland in Euro 2004 was watched by more than 14 million TV viewers in the UK.
Wayne Rooney scored two goals for England
ITV1 said the game, which kicked-off at 1700 BST, attracted a 68.5% audience share - almost five times the average.
Two goals from teenager Wayne Rooney and a Steven Gerrard strike ensured the audience peaked at 17 million - or a 71.1% share - for the final 10 minutes.
The figures do not include those people who watched the football game in pubs or clubs.
An ITV spokesman said: "The figures are astonishing for a match that kicked
off at 5pm.
"It shows the massive interest in England and Euro 2004."
On Sunday, almost 20 million viewers tuned in as England fell 1-2 to France in the dying minutes of the game.