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More Than 7 Million Tune In To Watch DFB Pokal Quarterfinal Matchup On ARD

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 12 / 16

German public broadcaster ARD recorded more than 7 million viewers for its DFB Pokal (German Cup) broadcast on Wednesday, according to Robert Meyer of QUOTENMETER. The quarterfinal match between Bayern Munich and VfL Bochum drew 7.3 million viewers during the first half. The number translated into a...

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