ARD Scores With Second Relegation Playoff Match Between Hoffenheim And Kaiserslautern
German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the second Bundesliga relegation playoff match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Kaiserslautern," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. An average of 6.13 million viewers tuned in to watch Monday's second leg. The number equaled a market share of 19.7%. In the target demographic 14-49, ARD's broadcast of Hoffenheim's 2-1 victory, which guarantees the team another season in the top-flight, attracted 1.77 million viewers and had a 15.2% market share. However, for the first time since the Bundesliga reinstated the relegation playoff in '08-09, the second leg attracted fewer viewers than the first leg. The first leg on Thursday between Hoffenheim and Kaiserslautern attracted 6.2 million viewers and reached a 20.4% share. In the target demographic, Hoffenheim's 3-1 victory on Thursday had a 16.7% market share (QUOTENMETER, 5/28).