Ratings: World Cup round of 16 straight on with ZDF thriller

World Cup round of 16 straight on with ZDF thriller

Lionel Messi celebrates after the game. photo

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Lionel Messi has reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup with Argentina. Millions wanted to see that.

Draw in the odds race on Saturday evening: 4.71 million (18.9 percent market share) watched the 2-1 victory of the Argentine national football team in the World Cup round of 16 against Australia on the first screen from 8 p.m. Almost as many followed an episode of the crime series “Friesland” on ZDF from 8:15 p.m. 4.70 million meant a market share of 18.7 percent.

Vox had 1.61 million viewers (6.5 percent) by a long way: That’s how many watched the Christmas film “The Miracle of Manhattan” from 1994 in prime time. Thomas Gottschalk, Günther Jauch and Barbara Schöneberger lured in on RTL the show “The best of! Because they don’t know what’s going to happen” 1.23 million in front of the television (5.7 percent).

The comedy “Daddy’s Home – More dads, more problems!” with Mel Gibson watched 890,000 (3.6 percent) on Sat.1, the comic adaptation “Hulk” on RTLzwei 440,000 (1.9 percent) and “The duel around the world – Team Joko versus Team Klaas” on ProSieben 550,000 ( 2.7 percent). Kabel eins had 440,000 viewers (1.8 percent) with the action series MacGyver from 2017.


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