The shock of the 3rd day of Euro 2021 in Group F between the France team and Portugal (2-2) Wednesday evening in Budapest gathered 15.6 million viewers on TF1, co-broadcaster of the match with beIN Sports 1. It is the best TV audience since the start of the competition.
Still heavy for the Blues. Not for its results but for the audience. Even if the France team already had its ticket in its pocket for the knockout stages of Euro 2021 before facing Portugal (2-2), Wednesday evening in Budapest, the players of Didier Deschamps and the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a big hit in ratings. According to Médiamétrie, 15.6 million viewers were gathered in front of TF1 to follow the group F poster. The first channel which co-broadcast the match with beIN Sports 1 (which has not communicated its figures) peaked at 17, 3 million. Very heavy as the market share which amounts to 57.6%.
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Better than France-Germany
It is quite simply the best audience since the start of the competition. Portugal-France is indeed better than the first match of the world champions against Germany (0-1) who had already carded by collecting 15.1 million on M6. Broadcast on Saturday in the middle of the afternoon, Hungary-France had gathered 12.3 million viewers. TF1 can hope to do even better Monday night with the round of 16 of the world champions against Switzerland (9 p.m. in Bucharest).