French Formula 1 Audiences Grew 6% On Canal+ In '18
Formula 1 “enjoyed solid TV viewership” in France this year, according to Sacha Nokovitch of L’ÉQUIPE. Pay-TV operator Canal+ offers the championship in its entirety in France and “achieved its best audience numbers” in its four years of owning the rights. On average, 760,000 viewers watched the F1 grands prix, which is a 6% increase compared to ’17. The Spanish GP recorded Canal’s best audience, with an average of 951,000 spectators and a peak audience of 1.1 million viewers. Free-TV broadcaster TF1 owns the rebroadcast rights to the Monaco, France, Belgium and Italian GPs and averaged 1.9 million viewers over the four races. The French GP drew 2.2 million viewers to TF1’s broadcast (L’ÉQUIPE, 11/27).