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IAAF World Championships Record More Than 1.5 Million Viewers On Friday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded more than one-and-a-half million viewers for its broadcast of the IAAF World Championships on Friday," according to Robert Meyer of QUOTENMETER. ZDF's coverage, which started at 1pm, attracted 1.66 million viewers. The number translated into a market share of ...

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