Of course, we are far from the 10.7 million viewers gathered Thursday night in front of the match France-Namibia, on France 2, the crushing victory of the Blues (96-0) and the tragic injury of Antoine Dupont. But this Saturday evening, the Rugby World Cup allowed TF1 to dominate the audiences and the meeting between South Africa and Ireland, which ended in a victory of Ireland (13-8), still gathered 6.7 million fans, or 34.3% of the public present in front of his post. After a fanfare debut, the competition confirms that it fascinates the French.
Faced with the artists of the oval ball, only France 3 and his police TV movie manage to make a good figure: "Murders in Font-Romeu" intrigued 4.2 million people (21.5% audience share). Another very good score, therefore, for the series, which this time featured two police officers investigating the death of a priest (duo played by Stéphane Henon, aka the cop Jean-Paul Boher from "Plus belle la vie", and Béatrice de La Boulaye, the tornado Gaëlle Crivelli from "Criminal Tropics").
C8 pulls out of the game with a documentary on Michel Sardou
France 2 won third place, but far behind: presented by Faustine Bollaert, the "grand finale" of "Prodiges Pop", which crowned Thiméo, a 14-year-old dancer, attracted 1.7 million curious people (9.3% market share).
On M 6, the series "9-1-1: Lone Star" reached just one million faithful (5% of the public) and on France 5, "Échappées belles", which took viewers on a weekend in Chamonix, near Mont-Blanc, brought together 753,000 travel and nature fans (3.8% audience share). It was C8 who then won the best score with his documentary "Michel Sardou, une vie en chantant", which thrilled 628,000 fans of the artist (3.2% market share). No other channel managed to cross the 500,000 viewer mark.