World Cup: Portugal V Spain Rouses Euro Audience With Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick
Now thatâs more like it. Friday nightâs riveting match-up between Portugal and Spain drew a bigger swath of the major European audience compared to Thursdayâs Russia v Saudi Arabia kickoff. That match played in late-afternoon Thursday â" and lacked the kind of star power we saw on the pitch last night in Sochi.Related Mexico Beats Germany 1-0 In World Cup, Avenges News Outlet's Insult
In Spain, where kickoff was 8PM last night for La Roja, Mediasetâs Telecinco had 10.4M watching as Diego Costa scored twice and Nacho bagged one goal. That was good for a 68 share of the countryâs viewing population, 2.5 times the Russia v Saudi Arabia kickoff.
In the UK, 7.4M checked out Portugalâs as he scored â" three times â" the last off a free kick to tie Spain mid-way through the s econd half. With that goal, the striker now has 51 hat-tricks under his boot, and the 51st ever hat-trick of the tournament. drew a 40.2 share from the 7PM start time. Many more soccer fans watched in Britain than the previous day, but the share of the audience was only up just a tick.
In France, 8.16M tuned in to the Iberico with the audience share at 37.7, according to Mediametrie figures. Thatâs 3.4 points up on Thursday. France faces off with Australia this afternoon local time.
In Germany, home to the World Cupâs defending champs, ARD had 13.17M viewers for the game that started at 8PM local. The live broadcast nabbed a 46.4 share of the market, slighlty lower than Thursdayâs opener in percentage terms but with about 4M more sets of eyeballs.
We are waiting on figures out of Portugal and will update.Source: Google News Portugal | Netizen 24 Portugal