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More Than 2.5 Million Viewers Tune In To Watch Germany-U.S. Semifinal On ARD

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded more than 2.5 million viewers for its broadcast of the Women's World Cup semifinal between Germany and the U.S. on Tuesday," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. The game, which started at 1am German time, drew an average of 2.63 million viewers. The number transl...

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