Advanced Television

Brazil’s beating = records for German TV and Twitter

July 9, 2014

By Nik Roseveare

Germany v Armenia - International FriendlyGermany’s coverage of the nation’s football team demolishing Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-finals drew a peak audience of 32.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched programme in the country since records have been kept.

The match drew an 87.8 per cent share of all TV viewers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

BBC1’s coverage of the match drew a peak audience of 14 million UK viewers – just as Germany completed scoring four goals in a matter of minutes.

The semi-final was also the most discussed sports game on Twitter so far. A record 35.6 million tweets were sent during the game. It also broke the tweets-per-minute record, when the fifth goal triggered 580,601 in one minute.

Cloud services specialist Akamai reported that a new peak streaming high for an individual match was reached, reaching 5.8tbps.

Categories: Articles, Broadcast, Content, Social Media