The World Cup in Qatar It is clearly not viewed critically around the world As in Germany. FIFA released media data from various countries on Thursday, which, for example, have Brazil, France and Great Britain in some cases significantly higher TV ratings over the course of the year. from the opening match Reported on the 2018 World Cup in Russia. 5.05 million TV viewers watched the first match of this tournament on French broadcaster TF1. Four years ago it was only 3.83 million.
However, FIFA also withheld some important information for the ranking in its communications. The opening match of the 2018 World Cup took place on Thursday at 5 pm. On the other hand, the first match in Qatar kicked off at the same time on Sunday, when more people were watching TV anyway.
FIFA also announced that the ratings in Ecuador for the opening match in 2022 were 109 percent higher than the best values in the past two World Cups. This time, however, the South American country was the first opponent for the hosts, Qatar, while they did not participate in the 2018 World Cup.
In Germany, ratings for Germany’s first World Cup match fell dramatically compared to 2018 on Wednesday. An average of 9.230 million viewers tuned in to the 2-1 defeat against Japan, according to AGF Video Research on Thursday. at the World Cup four years ago ARD And the ZDF It reached an average of more than 25 million people in each of the three group matches played by Germany. These comparison figures are not mentioned in FIFA statistics.
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