Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks of a “dream final” that he will attend on Sunday at London’s Wembley Stadium. Almost 90,000 spectators are expected on site. Many more will be watching on classic television and the Internet worldwide. The record rate of the exciting European Championship semifinals between the women’s teams from Germany and France is likely to fall.
The final kicks off at 6 p.m., the preliminary reporting begins at 5.30 p.m. Instead of ZDF, it is now the turn of ARD with the broadcaster Das Erste to broadcast the football game live.
Claus Lufen moderates in the studio and has the former national player Nia Künzer as a guest as an expert. Bernd Schmelzer comments on the game.
The paid subscription service DAZN will also broadcast the EM final as a stream on the Internet and in the app. DAZN costs EUR 29.99 per month (or EUR 24.99 per month with an annual subscription).
9.5 million people watched in front of their television sets as Germany defeated Austria in the quarter-finals of the European Championship. For comparison: in 2019, in the World Cup quarter-finals between Germany and Sweden, there were 7.9 million.
The 9.5 million was the largest reach of a women’s European Championship game on German television – at least up to the semi-finals.
This record was also broken on Wednesday evening when the outstanding Alexandra Popp shot the German team to Wembley with two goals. An average of 12 million viewers witnessed the exciting entry of the German team into the final live on ZDF. Almost half of the TV audience watched football that evening.
It doesn’t take prophetic powers to dare to predict that Wednesday’s record ratings will only last four days.