On Sunday 18 December, TF1 hosted an all-day special around the 2022 World Cup Final.
The result: TF1 enjoyed its best day since 2006 among target audiences, a long way ahead of the competition with:
- 44.5% of individuals aged 4+
- 51.7% of women under 50
- 52.8% of 25-49 year-olds
11am: Téléfoot, presented by Thomas Mekhiche, posted 1.2m viewers and a 24.4% share of 25-49 year-olds.
1pm: the lunchtime news (a special edition anchored by Anne-Claire Coudray) posted its biggest audience since the start of the autumn season, with 6m viewers and a 40% share of individuals aged 4+.
1.35pm: Foot tous en bleu attracted 4.3m viewers and 30.3% of individuals aged 4+.
2.45pm: the closing ceremony was watched by 4.9m viewers: 33.8% of individuals aged 4+, 42.1% of women under 50, and 45.2% of 25-49 year-olds.
3.30pm: Foot les Bleus en finale pulled in 7.1m viewers: 44.1% of individuals aged 4+, 52.5% of women under 50 and 55.1% of 25-49 year-olds.
4pm: The Argentina v. France final, with commentary from Grégoire Margotton and Bixente Lizarazu alongside Saber Desfarges, attracted the biggest audience ever for any programme on any channel with 24.1 million viewers and a peak of 29.4 million.
The match was a ratings hit across all targets:
- 81.0% of individuals aged 4+
- 85.9% of women under 50
- 92% of 15-34 year-olds
- 87.5% of 25-49 year-olds
- 87.9% of men aged 25-49
Immediately after the match, the trophy ceremony attracted 14.1 million viewers and 54.8% of individuals aged 4+, and 63.4% of women under 50 and of men aged 25-49.
8pm: the evening news, in a special edition presented by Anne-Claire Coudray and Denis Brogniart, posted its second-best performance in 2022 to date in both viewing figures (7.8m viewers) and audience share (33.6% of individuals aged 4+ ).
RECORD WEEK AMONG TARGET AUDIENCES
TF1 also enjoyed a record week among target audiences with:
- 27% share of individuals aged 4+: best since 2014 - 34.1% share of women under 50: best since 2008
- 33.4% share of 25-49 year-olds: best since 2007