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SBD Global/October 18, 2012/Media
Broadcasters Report 'Above Average' World Cup Qualifying Ratings Across Europe
Published October 18, 2012
SPAIN: 20MINUTOS.es reported that La 1's broadcast of the World Cup qualifying match between France and Spain "was the most-watched qualifying match in 16 years" with an audience of 8.982 million people and a 44.1% share. The most-watched minute of the game occurred at 10:47pm local time when 11.024 million viewers were tuned in resulting in a 49.8% share (20MINUTOS.es, 10/17).
FRANCE: LE PARISIEN reported that broadcaster TF1 had "more than" 8.5 million viewers and a 33.1% share for the clash at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid. The game ended 1-1 after French striker Olivier Giroud equalized at the last second (LE PARISIEN, 10/17).