Here is a dilemma impossible to solve when you love football: what to choose this Tuesday evening on TV.
On the one hand, on RMC Sport, there is the quarter-final return between PSG and Bayern with all the considerable stakes that it is not useful to recall here.
On the other hand on W9, there is France - United States in the girls' category with the world champions and the planetary star of women's football Megan Rapinoe.
There are less stakes in this meeting which is friendly but it is a prestigious match for the Blues who beat England (3-1) in Caen at the end of the week.
The two matches take place a hundred kilometers apart - one in Paris, the other in Le Havre - but they mostly take place exactly at the same time.
Kick-off for the Parisians at 9 p.m., start for the girls at 9:10 p.m.
The Paris match is broadcast on a pay channel (RMC sport) while the girls' match is broadcast on a free TNT channel, W9, which belongs to the M6 group.
"It's a shame but we do not decide on the programming"
“It's a shame but we don't decide on the programming.
I hope that there will be people who will still watch us because it's still a very interesting game, and it's on a free channel!
»Pleads the defender of the France team Aïssatou Tounkara.
“Programming is like that, we go through it.
Is it the same audience?
I don't know, ”coach Corinne Deacon said after the victory against the English.
She added: "I hope that football lovers will still continue to follow us a bit, even if it is true that when we saw the first leg of PSG at Bayern, it can suggest a very good return match. .
Now the France - United States poster is also beautiful.
The programming of this friendly match had been scheduled since last December and it was impossible to change it from the Champions League.
Success for the friendly women's football match⚽️
🏆W9 TNT leader among the general public / among the under-
50s ⚽️0.8M ° of viewers (peak audience at 1.0M °)
⚽️3.5% among the whole of the public
⚽️3.0% among people under 50 pic.twitter.com/u7HYXx2uKR
- W9 (@ W9) April 10, 2021
It is not certain in any case that in this duel from a distance, the Blues lose that of the audiences.
As on the two fields, it risks in any case to be tight.
Wednesday, the duel Bayern - PSG (2-3) was followed by 938,000 viewers on RMC sport for a cumulative audience estimated at 1.4 million.
It was less, by the way, than the round of 16 to go against Barcelona-PSG (1-4) on February 17, which had gathered an average of 1 million viewers.
Friday, the France - England girls' match was watched by 819,000 supporters, a rather low figure for the French women's team, which broke audience records at the 2019 World Cup held in France.