World Cup Ruled French TV Year For TF1
By Jay Stuart | January 8, 2019
The FIFA World Cup last summer dominated the ratings hit parade in the winning nation in 2018, delivering nine of the 10 biggest audiences and 14 of the top 30 – all on TF1.
The French team’s triumph in the final was the year’s number one watched by 19.4 million viewers with a market share of 81.9%.
The semi-final victory over Belgium was not far behind with 19.1 million and 69.3% share.
The quarter-final win over Uruguay pulled 12.9 million and a share of 75.6% and the preceding victory over Argentina attracted 12.6 million and a share of 71.6%.
The top match not featuring France was Croatia’s victory over England in the semis with 12.3 million and a share of 52.8%, ranking seventh of the year.
Overall, TF1 had 91 of the 100 biggest audiences of 2018.