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Champions League Wins For Italian Public TV

By Jay Stuart | November 8, 2018

Italian public broadcaster RAI kicked off its contract as the new free-TV home of the UEFA Champions League action in style last night with a big audience for the match between Juventus and Manchester United.

The game on RAI 1 pulled easily the biggest of the day in Italy with an average 6.269 million viewers and a 24.1% share.

RAI has a sub-licensing deal with Sky Italia to show the best Champions League match featuring an Italian club on Wednesday evenings.

In The Netherlands, the Champions League topped all other programmes, including the 8 p.m. news (which is unusual). Ajax versus Benfica on Veronica averaged 1.952 million viewers and a share of 32.1%.

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