The Final match at the World Championship in Brasil between Norway and France tilted two million viewers and that is the most watched TV Programm at TV 2 in Norway with with 1,611,000 viewers on average.
The old top spot belonged to the American Idol finale in 2005, seen by 1.475 million. Now, fantastic Norwegian handball team take the first place with fantastic market share of 82.4 percent.
– Historical figures – says TV’s representative, Alf Hildrum.
– TV 2 has been on this journey for many championships and set records before. That there should be an all time record in Brazil, few had expected. Like the team we had been satisfied with a place in the semi-finals. We take off in the hat for Thorir Hergeirsson and his winning call of some players who swept all doubts aside and crushed France, cheering TV 2 Sport handball manager, Christine Espeland.
TV 2 has invested substantial resources in Brazil and had 20 employees onsite at the championship all the way. The success will also serve as a platform when the channel will return to Brazil in the future.
– We’re going back with major operations in connection with the World Cup in 2014 and OG in 2016, says Espeland.
TV 2, Top 10:
1 Handball World Cup: Norway – France (final) (12/18/2012) 1.611
2 Idol – Results (20/05/05) 1.475
3 World Idol (01.01.04) 1.407
4 Handball World Championship: Final (Norway-Denmark) (12/14/97) 1.392
5 Euro Soccer Slovenia Norway (21.06.00) 1.356
6 News and Weather (12/18/11) 1.337
7 World Championships: Women’s Handball: Norway-France. (12.12.99) 1.337
8 Handball Championship: Norway – Sweden (12.19.10) 1.322
9 News (21) (01.01.04) 1.305
10 Football: Poland-Norway (World Cup qualifier) (10/13/93) 1.302