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Close To 9 Million Tune In To Watch German Cup Semifinal On Wednesday

04 / 18 / 14

German public broadcaster ARD "attracted close to 9 million viewers to its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) semifinal between Bayern Munich and FC Kaiserslautern," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. A total of 8.71 million viewers tuned in to watch Bayern Munich advance to the final. Th...

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