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MotoGP smashes TV records again

MotoGP smashes TV records again

MotoGP smashes TV records again

The fifth round of the MotoGP World Championship in Catalunya, Spain, saw a frantic battle between current World Champion Valentino Rossi and current Championship leader Sete Gbernau which again scored outstanding audience figures.

The following in Italy through Mediaset's Italia 1 network continues to grow, and Rossi's victory was watched this time by 7.8 million viewers, a 43.2% market share. Over the four-hour programme that also included the 250cc and 125cc races, a total 17 million different users tuned in to Italia 1's live broadcast.

In Spain, the MotoGP show recorded the highest market share of the day for a sports programme, in front of Euro 2004, F1 and the national basketball finals. TVE-1's broadcast recorded 36.5% and 3.1 million viewers for the MotoGP race and an even higher share of 39.6% for the 250cc race.

RTL, in Germany, BBC, in the UK, and Club RTL, in Belgium, continue to steadily improve audience results for their live broadcasts of MotoGP. The German network showed the Saturday practice session for the first time and had 1.6 million viewers for Sunday's race (12.3%). The British public broadcaster recorded over one million spectators and 14.9% market share.


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