Record TV audience watches Czechs take ice hockey gold

Over three million people in Czechia, which has a population of 10.7 million, watched the final of the Ice Hockey World Championships between the Czechs and Switzerland on Sunday evening, according to preliminary figures released by Czech Television. Another half million watched the game, which the Czechs won 2:0 at Prague’s O2 Arena, on-line, the broadcaster said.

The previous record for a live sports broadcast on Czech Television was 2.345 million, for a hockey game between Czechia and Slovakia at the 2014 Olympics.

Sunday’s final enjoyed 82 percent share among TV viewers in Czechia at that time.

Author: Ian Willoughby