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IMMEDIATE: Wednesday 25th February 2015
TV3 score with UEFA Champions League ratings!
TV3 hit a ratings high last night, reaching 887,400 viewers for Man. City v Barcelona.
Barca’s win 2-1 over City averaged 270,900 viewers with a 17.84% share of the available audience.
The biggest UEFA Champions League matches on Tuesdays are live ONLY TV3 this season.
Barcelona were not the only winners last night as TV3 scored a big win with its ratings, pulling in an average of 270,900 viewers across the 90 minute fixture with a 17.84% share. With exclusive rights to the biggest Tuesday night games from the knockout stages, TV3 reached a total of 887,400 viewers with Barcelona’s 2-1 victory against Manchester City.
TV3 also boasted an impressive panel in studio, presented by Tommy Martin with analysis from Spanish legend Gaizka Mendieta and former Ireland international Kevin Kilbane, and commentary from Mark Lawrenson and Trevor Welch at the Etihad Stadium.
Next up, the second legs of Real Madrid v Schalke on Tuesday 10 March and Monaco v Arsenal on St Patrick’s Day, as places in the quarter-finals of club football’s most prestigious tournament are decided.
Speaking about the ratings high, Kieran Holden, TV3 Group Head of Sports, said: “This was biggest Last 16, First Leg audience in 5 years, we know many enjoy watching Barcelona, so we felt it was vital that we brought in Gaizka to add some Spanish flair and expertise to our analysis, the feedback from our viewers about Kevin and Gaizka has been very pleasing. We look forward to bringing more relevant, big name analysts to our productions in the coming weeks”
As well as all the best Tuesday night UCL matches, TV3 is also the exclusive home to RWC2015.
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