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SBD Global/June 11, 2013/Media
Eurosport Scores Top Ratings With French Open Final; F1 Race Disappoints On RTL
Published June 11, 2013
IN SPAIN: On Spanish TV station Telecinco, the French Open final broadcast drew 1,976,000 viewers for pregame programming, for a 14.6% share. The Nadal-Ferrer match attracted 4,105,000 viewers for a 28% share and 3,931,000 viewers tuned in for the postgame show for a share of 27.3% (TELECINCO). AS reported the first game of the Spanish Basketball League finals, in which Madrid beat Barcelona, drew an audience of 973,600 on La 1, with 239,800 more viewers tuning in through channel TV3. In total, the audience reached 1,213,400 spectators, with an accumulated share of 15.1% (12.1% on La 1 and 3% on TV3) (AS, 6/10).
IN GREAT BRITAIN: In London, Jason Deans reported BBC1's "best rating programme of the day came from live coverage of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix, which averaged 4.6 million viewers and a 23.6% audience share over nearly three hours" from 6:15pm local time. Sky Sports F1 "averaged 624,000 and 3.3% for its live coverage of the same event" from 5:30pm. ITV's live coverage of Nadal's French Open victory "averaged 1 million viewers and a 9.9% share over five hours" from 1:30pm (GUARDIAN, 6/10).