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SBD/July 2, 2012/Media
Euro 2012 Final Gets 3.0 Overnight On ESPN, Down Slightly From 3.1 On ABC In '08
Published July 2, 2012
THE DARKE KNIGHT: In N.Y., Phil Mushnick writes ESPN play-by-play announcer Ian Darke “remains a great get.” During yesterday’s championship, when a Spanish player “shanked a scoring chance in front -- an irrelevancy given the play was ruled offside -- Darke simply said, ‘Saves him the embarrassment’” (N.Y. POST, 7/2).
BLOWOUT NUMBERS: The Guardian's John Plunkett notes Spain-Italy “averaged 12.3 million viewers on BBC1, with a 15-minute peak of 13.3 million on Sunday night.” Meanwhile, ITV1's coverage of the match “averaged 2 million viewers, with a 15-minute peak of 2.2 million.” Overall BBC1's Match of the Day Live: Euro 2012 Final, “pulled in 10.2 million viewers, a 41.3% share, between 7pm and 10.15pm” London time (GUARDIAN.co.uk, 7/2).