Champions League Draws Nearly 8 Million Viewers
German public broadcaster ZDF's UEFA Champions League coverage "was watched by almost 8 million people," according to the SID. A total of 7.91 million viewers, or a 26.7% market share, watched Bayern Munich's 2-1 victory against FC Valencia Wednesday. The game, which started at 8:45pm CEST, "obtained a higher rating than last year's coverage of the Champions League's first game day" on free-to-air TV channel Sat.1. The private TV channel attracted 6.79 million viewers for its coverage of Bayern Munich's 2-0 victory against FC Villarreal in Sept. '11 (SID, 9/20).