Sky Sets New Record With Broadcast Of CL Semifinal Between Bayern And Barça
German pay-TV channel Sky "set a new record with its broadcast of Tuesday's Champions League semifinal first leg between Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. An average of 1.54 million viewers tuned in to watch Bayern dismantle Barcelona in the first leg of the semifinal matchup. The game, which started at 8:45pm German time, recorded a 5.4% market share. No Champions League game in Sky's history obtained better ratings. In the target demographic 14-49, the game, which Bayern won 4-0, attracted an average of 770,000 viewers and had a 7.1% market share (QUOTENMETER, 4/24). Spain's TVE recorded a 43% market share for the game, and was followed by a total of 8.23 million fans. A total of 15.9 million spectators saw at least one minute of the game (AS, 4/24). Combining the audiences of Spanish TV stations La1 and TV3, the game was followed by a total of 9.94 million people (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 4/24).