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Volume 10 No. 22
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ZDF, Canal+ Enjoy High Champions League Ratings During Round Of 16 Clashes

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded top ratings" for its broadcast of Wednesday's Champions League match between Schalke 04 and Galatasaray, according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. A total of 6.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the 1-1 draw. The game, which started at 8:45pm German time, received a 20.3% share. In the target demographic 14-49, the game obtained a 16.9% share. In addition, German pay-TV channel Sky recorded 670,000 viewers, which translated into a 2.1% market share, for its broadcast of the game. In the target demographic, the match received a 2.8% share (DWDL, 2/21).

SPAIN: Spanish pay-TV channel Canal+ Liga de Campeones' broadcast of the Champions League round of 16 clash between Barcelona and AC Milan was watched by 1.164 million viewers. AC Milan's 2-0 home victory also recorded a 6.2% share (VERTELE, 2/21).