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World Cup final: 24 million viewers on TF1, "historic audience record"


The 2022 World Cup final won by Argentina on penalties against France on Sunday was watched by 24.08 million people on TF1, which is a “historic audience record”…

This record is established "all programs and channels combined", indicated TF1, citing figures from Médiamétrie.

This means that there had never been so many people to watch an event on the same channel in the history of French TV.

The previous record dates back to the semi-final of the 2006 World Cup Portugal-France, with 22.2 million viewers on TF1, according to the channel.

In addition to TF1, which broadcast it for free, the final won by Argentina on Sunday (3-3, 4 tabs to 2) was also broadcast in France for a fee by beIN Sports.

On TF1, this final broadcast between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. won an audience share of 81%.

This means that more than 8 out of 10 viewers watching television at that time were watching TF1.

Viewership peaked at 29.4 million viewers, according to the channel.

Since the start of the competition in Qatar, TF1 has chained audience performances, despite calls for a boycott.

The victory of the Blues against Morocco (2-0) in the semi-finals had thus gathered 20.69 million viewers.

The previous match, in the quarter-finals against England (2-1 victory), was watched by 17.7 million viewers.

The France-Poland (3-1) match in the round of 16 had already been watched by 14.3 million viewers.

The first match of the Blues against Australia (4-1) had gathered 12.5 million viewers on the first channel.

© 2022 AFP

Source: france24

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