Nearly 15.6 million viewers versus France and Portugal

Nearly 15.6 million viewers versus France and Portugal

A great public success. Nearly 15.6 million viewers on average tuned in to the European football match between France and Portugal on Wednesday night on TF1, the best result for a TV channel since 2018, according to Médiamétrie data on Thursday.

“A great success for the France-Portugal match.” TF1 on Twitterfeaturing a “three-year crowd record” stolen from M6, which gathered an average of 15.1 million fans for the Blues' opening win against Germany (1-0) on 15 June.

Audience share 58%

The confrontation between the Blues and the Seleção, which ended in a draw (2-2) in Budapest, allowed TF1 to achieve an audience share of 58% of the total audience. On Saturday afternoon, the second match of the French national team, against Hungary (1-1), attracted an average of approximately 12.3 million viewers in front of TF1, with an audience share of 70%.

The Blues, who finished top of Group F, will face Switzerland in the round of 16 on Monday in Bucharest, a match broadcast on TF1 unencrypted and on beIN Sports, which broadcasts the entire Euro Championship.

Absolute record during the first confinement

The record number of TV viewers on a single channel was achieved by the last World Cup final between France and Croatia in July 2018 with 20.7 million viewers, of which only 19.3 million were on TF1 and the rest recorded on beIN Sports.

In cumulative audience, the absolute television audience record was set in April 2020 during Emmanuel Macron's speech during the first quarantine. The Head of State's intervention was watched in total by 36.7 million viewers (including 14.6 million on TF1, 11.1 on France 2, 4.4 on M6 and 2 on France 3).

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