Transfer from the DFB-Cup: ARD upset TV viewers in the final of the women's

Other appointment, no Fans in the stadium and an expected result: The Corona of the year in order to six weeks suspended DFB Cup final has enticed on Saturday e

Transfer from the DFB-Cup: ARD upset TV viewers in the final of the women's

Other appointment, no Fans in the stadium and an expected result: The Corona of the year in order to six weeks suspended DFB Cup final has enticed on Saturday evening, while most of the audience in front of the TV, compared to previous years, but a large loss is experienced. 7,01 million viewers (market share of 26.6 percent) saw in the First of 20.00, as the FC Bayern Munich snapped against Bayer Leverkusen (4:2) the next title and to 20. Time DFB-Pokal winner was. More and 440,000 viewers, which is the Cup final for Sky followed, as on Sunday, the industry-service "glinner" reported.

Because of the Corona, with the crisis in the Cup final as well as last of the games in the League without spectators in Berlin's Olympic played in the stadium. In the past few years, around ten million tuned in to watch the final of the DFB Cup, which traditionally takes place at the end of may. Four years ago, when FC Bayern against Borussia Dortmund, there were almost 14 million. Now, the slump followed, although a few may have been interested in the debut of the new ARD-experts in Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Already, the Bundesliga games, only less of viewers had called in after the restart, after the Corona-interruption of interest in the ARD show. The ARD sports show on Saturday evening and had the lures in front of Corona in the cut to 4.81 million. After the re-start, the number of spectators decreased continuously and reached only 3.3 million. "We are noticing at the Moment, a noticeable reduction of the interest," said ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky the German press Agency at the time.

the causes was puzzled at the ARD. "I don't know if the not-so-outstanding audience interest is also a Protest," said Balkausky. "But football is not a few people at the Moment seem to be so important as before." After the reboot, it had been generally many of the critical voices on the role of professional football, which began operating in the crisis of his game again. On the other hand, many Fans were happy but also that there was to see after the break, finally back on the Live Sport.

The Cup final of the soccer women on Saturday (16.45 clock in the ARD) between Champions VfL Wolfsburg and SGS Essen, which was also in front of empty stands, instead, saw in the afternoon, 2.65 million viewers (18.2 percent market share). The Wolfsburg interior came out 4:2 (3:3, 3:3, 1:2) in the penalty shoot-out.

The abruptly aborted Transfer, provided, however, for some Trouble in the social networks. The ARD was immediately pulled out after the end of the penalty shootout from the Transmission. The awards ceremony, Interviews, and the trophy handover to the high-class match, which was gone when the score was 3:3 after 90 minutes, into extra time, were only seen on the Internet in live stream.

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 10:20

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