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Volume 6 No. 213
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ZDF Obtains 'Dream-like' Ratings For Its Coverage Of Germany's WC Qualification Match

German public broadcaster ZDF obtained "dream-like" ratings for its coverage of Germany's 6-1 victory against Ireland in Friday's World Cup qualification match, according to Daniel Sallhoff of QUOTENMETER.de. A total of 9.67 million viewers tuned in to the game, which started at 8:48pm CEST, or a 29.8% market share. In the age group 14-49, ZDF's broadcast attracted 3.56 million viewers or a 30.3% share. Those numbers increased in the game's second half with a total of 11.14 million viewers overall and 3.87 million in the marketing relevant age group. The market share of the second half climbed to 39% and 34.6%, respectively (QUOTENMETER.de, 10/13).

FRANCE:
TF1's broadcast of the France vs. Japan friendly in Paris was watched by an audience of 5.1 million people and a 21.3% share (PROGRAMME-TV.NET, 10/13).