Poland-Portugal match sets viewing record
PR dla Zagranicy
Nearly 16 million TV viewers watched Thursday’s Euro 2016 quarter-final match between Poland and Portugal - a record in this country, according to the Nielsen Audience Measurement company.
Poland captain Robert Lewandowski applauds fans after a penalty shootout in the match against Portugal. Photo: EPA/PETER POWELL
The match, in which Poland lost on penalties and bowed out of the football championships in France, was watched by an average 8.07 million viewers on Polish state broadcaster TVP’s TVP 1 channel, the PAP news agency reported.
It added that 6.88 million watched the game on Polsat and 1.02 million on Polsat Sport. Both those channels are owned by private broadcaster Polsat.
The Polish squad has been widely praised at home for its performance and for making it to the quarter-finals, the furthest it has ever reached in the European championships. (pk)