Just 3.5 million people watched the World Cup final on ITV compared to almost 20m with the BBC, according to unofficial figures.
The Media Guardian claims that 'runaway winner' Beeb enjoyed 'the largest-ever gap in ratings between itself and ITV1 for a major sporting occasion, pushing the commercial channel to its lowest ever all-day share.
'The normal ratio in viewers between the two broadcasters for shared coverage of a major sporting event is three-to-one in favour of the BBC, but this slumped to five-to-one last night.
'The figures pushed ITV1's average all-day share below 10% for the first time ever - its previous lowest was on June 24 2004 when it pulled in just 11.5%. Yesterday, this slumped to just 9.1%,' claims the website.
While over a million extra viewers tuned into the BBC at the time of the penalty shoot-out, 100,000 viewers are believed to have turned off ITV.
"This was an unprecedented day of world-class sport and we know that major sporting events always have an impact on ratings. It's a blip not a trend," commented a spokesman for ITV.
I kept flicking between both channels to see if the camera angles were the same (as you do, ha) but yeah, I kept it on BBC for the duration as I can’t stand adverts.
Likewise, though the BBC went and picked the worst analysists and pundits going. Half of them had trouble speaking english, or just didn't do well on camera (O'Neil, great manager but shouldn't go near television).
Either way both channels got on my nerves at times
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT