TV Ratings For Pay-TV Broadcasters' Coverage Of Rivalry Matches In Spain And France
In Spain, the Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid Sunday was watched by 1.856 million viewers on pay-TV broadcasters Canal+ Liga and Gol Television, according to FORMULATV.com. Canal+ Liga was the preferred broadcaster with 1.571 million people tuning in and a 11.6% share. Gol Television had to settle for 339,000 viewers and a 2.6% share. Canal+ Liga "also had a good following" with its post-game show. An average of 803,000 people were tuned in and a 3.8% share (FORMULATV.com, 10/8).
FRANCE: Pay-TV broadcaster Canal+'s broadcast of the Ligue 1 rivalry match between Paris St. Germain and Olympique Marseille brought in 2.7 million viewers, and a 43.5% share of the pay-TV audience. The numbers reflected the best performance across all categories for Canal+ since its Nov. 29, 1998 coverage of the same rivalry game (SPORT24.com, 10/8).