And the winner is ... BFMTV.
Thursday evening, the continuous news channel of the Altice group pulverized the competition.
The confrontation organized between Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Eric Zemmour was followed by 3.8 million French people.
That is 19% of the public.
BFMTV thus ranks as the leader of television channels in France during the evening.
Almost four times more than France 2! Opposite, the flagship of France television looks gloomy. “Élysée 2022, the new political program of the public service, hardly attracted crowds. Presented by Léa Salamé and Thomas Sotto, the program welcomed Valérie Pécresse, who notably discussed with Gérald Darmanin. The result: a very low score, barely 1.05 million viewers on average and 5.1% audience share. A mixed first, therefore, for “Elysee 2022”, the great meeting of France 2 which must return regularly over the course of the presidential campaign.
Thursday, France Television took the lead.
The debate between Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Eric Zemmour organized Thursday on BFMTV, at the same time as the political program of France 2, falls under a "strategy of race to the audience" refused by the public service, had explained the director of the information of France Télévisions, Laurent Guimier.