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SBD Global/June 12, 2012/Media
Euro 2012 Coverage Hitting High Marks Around The World
Published June 12, 2012
IN THE U.S.: While final ratings were not available, preliminary overnight ratings for ESPN’s Euro 2012 coverage shows that Saturday’s Netherlands-Denmark match from 11:45am-2:00pm ET earned 1.2 overnight, while Germany-Portugal from 2:30pm-5:00pm ET earned a 1.3 overnight. On Sunday, Spain-Italy from 11:45am-2:00pm earned a 1.7 overnight, while Ireland-Croatia from 2:30pm-5:00pm earned a 1.2 overnight (SBD Global).
DETAILS ON THE JOB: In London, Charles Sale wrote BBC TV football pundit Alan Hansen "had to take a big" pay cut in his new BBC contract, "but he still has special pundit status judging by his occupying the prime analyst's chair" next to presenter Gary Lineker for the Germany vs. Portugal game on Saturday. Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp "was sitting there at the start of BBC's double-header match coverage," but he had to shuffle down the line to make way for Hansen (DAILY MAIL, 6/10).
CLOSE COVERAGE: Meanwhile, Sale noted that ITV's open-air studio position "above Warsaw's main square is proving a high-risk strategy with the amount of raucous partying going on around them." Distractions during Saturday's highlights show "included a band playing and the midnight bell chiming" (DAILY MAIL, 6/10).