Close to 80’000 people watched live on the Swiss German TV SF2 the triumph of the Swiss women relay last Saturday. The second live retransmission from the World Orienteering Championships in Lausanne had more followers than the first one, a week ago for the Sprint finals.
Saturday, when Ines Brodmann, Judith Wyder and Simone Niggli crossed the finish line, 120’000 viewers were watching the women’s relay on the Swiss German TV, which represent an audience of 25,1 percent. At the end of the men’s relay, 70’800 people were still watching the World Orienteering Championships (an audience of 14,1 percent). On the French speaking Swiss TV (RTS deux), the 45 minutes highlights were watched by 28’000 viewers (12,9 percent of audience).
A week ago, the Swiss German TV SF2 had 48’500 viewers for the women’s Sprint and 76’300 viewers for the men’s Sprint. In the French speaking part of Switzerland, 30’000 people had followed the summary on RTS deux.
In comparison for the German speaking part of Switzerland: in 2011 the Mountainbike World Championships in Champéry (Men Cross Country), the CSI Zürich and the Davis Cup double between Switzerland and Portugal had the same audience than the WOC 2012, while the Freestyle.ch in Zürich, the CSIO St-Gallen and the bronze medal game of the Unihockey World Championships in St-Gallen had a lower audience.