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Semifinal draws record Spanish TV audience

  • AFP, Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:01 PM

A record audience of more than 18 million television viewers in Spain (population: 47 million) watched their nation's penalty-kick victory over Portugal in the European Championship.

A stunning 83.3 percent of the audience watched the penalties that put Spain into Sunday's final, said Kantar Media figures, released by television audience consultancy Barlovento Comunicacion.

The audience peaked when Cesc Fabregas's penalty delivered the Spanish victory, with viewership of 19.086 million people, equal to 87.3 percent of the audience.

That made it "the most viewed minute in the history of (Spanish) television," the agency said.

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