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Germany's victory over France draws record 10 million viewers

Published: Updated: 14:24, 25 Mar 2024
A record viewership in a friendly could be preview of Euro 2024

Germany's recent win over France in a friendly soccer match has garnered significant attention, attracting an audience of more than 10 million on public broadcaster ZDF. This impressive viewership is a testament to the country’s enthusiasm for soccer as they gear up for Euro 2024.

The Germany vs France on Saturday, March 23rd was watched by an astounding 10.12 million people. The match took place in Lyon and ended with a score of 2-0 in favor of Germany. This considerable viewership secured an audience share for ZDF of nearly 40%.

This isn't the first time that a friendly between these two nations has drawn such high numbers. Last September, Germany’s win over France attracted almost as many viewers - around 10.4 million tuned into fellow public service broadcaster ARD to watch the game, which had an audience share exceeding 42%. This broadcast was the second-largest viewership for any sports event in all of 2023.

Euros tipped to generate record numbers for German broadcasters

As preparations continue for this summer's European Championship on home soil, it is clear that interest and anticipation are building among German fans. The next step towards Euro preparation will take place tomorrow (March 26) when Germany takes on the Netherlands in Frankfurt. The tournament itself will run from June14th to July14th and will kick off with Germany playing against Scotland at Munich's Allianz Arena.

Euro matches will be broadcast domestically by several networks including ARD, ZDF, RTL, and Deutsche Telekom – ensuring that fans won't miss out on any action.

With such high viewer engagement already evident during friendlies leading up to Euro2024, it is clear that Germans are passionate about their national team and eager to see them perform in the upcoming championship. The combination of ARD, ZDF, RTL, and Deutsche Telekom broadcasting the games will ensure that fans can tune in to every moment of the action. As Germany gears up for Euro 2024 on home soil, one thing is certain - the nation will be watching.

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