More Than 8 Million Viewers Watch Algeria's First World Cup Win Since '82 On ZDF
German public broadcaster ZDF "attracted more than 8 million viewers to Algeria's first World Cup victory since '82 on Sunday," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. The game between Algeria and South Korea, which started at 9pm, was watched by 8.13 million viewers. In the target demographic 14-49, Algeria's 4-2 win attracted 3.15 million viewers. The game's market shares were 27.3% and 26.4%, respectively. Ahead of the Algeria-South Korea match, 8.84 million viewers tuned in to watch the game between Belgium and Ruissa on ZDF. The game, which started at 6pm, had a 39.4% market share. In the target demographic, Belgium's 1-0 victory attracted 3.26 million viewers and obtained a 38.9% share (QUOTENMETER, 6/23).
IN JAPAN: KYODO reported the TV viewer rating for Japan's World Cup match Friday against Greece in greater Tokyo "was the lowest since Japan's 1998 debut in the tournament, apparently due to the live broadcast taking place during morning commuting hours." Ratings agency Video Research Ltd. said Monday that the average rating of the group-stage match aired by Nippon Television stood at 33.6% in the Kanto region centered in Tokyo, and 33.1% in the Kansai region centered in Osaka. The rating during the match, which finished in a 0-0 draw, peaked at 43.3 % in Kanto and 42.9% in Kansai, both during the first half. The "previous low through all five World Cup matches Japan has participated in since 1998 was 37.2 percent logged in 2006 in a game with Brazil" (KYODO, 6/23).