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Six million viewers in Germany watched live broadcast of Sochi Olympics closing ceremony

February 24, 2014, 19:22 UTC+3 BERLIN
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BERLIN, February 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Some 6.33 television viewers in Germany watched the live broadcast of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia’s Sochi, ARD, the consortium of German public broadcasters, reported.

According to ARD, the share of total television viewers in Germany at the time of the Olympics closing ceremony broadcast totaled 25.8%. This was the second highest figure for Germany in 20 years following the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway’s Lillehammer.

ARD also reported that the share of German viewers watching live broadcasts of Sochi Olympic competitions, which ran between February 7 and 23, totalled 25% on the average.

Germany was the first country to broadcast Olympic Games on television. The 1936 Olympics in the German capital of Berlin were televised with the use of closed circuit television to special viewing halls set up across the city.

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