Millions of viewers watched on Saturday, the popular tribute to Johnny Hallyday on TF1 and France 2. The private channel leads on viewing figures, according to Médiamétrie.
TF1, the leading French television channel has made significant viewing figures for the tribute and funeral on Saturday of Johnny Hallyday: nearly 7 million viewers (6.985 million) on average following the broadcast of the religious ceremony between 12.45 pm and 3.25pm, giving the subsidiary of the Bouygues group, a spectacular audience share (PDA) of 37.8%. The first part of the tribute (the arrival of the funeral procession in Paris and the Madeleine Church) has in turn attracted 3.9 million viewers, a market share of 32.3%.
France 2, who had taken the decision to broadcast the telethon by France 5 and France 3 to be able to also transmit the farewell of the French rock star, also made full. Its special edition from 9.30am to 3.35pm, was watched by 4.4 million viewers on average, giving it an audience share of 29.9% on all of the tribute to the former teen idol .
20 hours and specials
Both channels have also recorded strong audiences for other programs devoted entirely or largely to singer this Saturday and the 20 Hours of TF1 presented by Anne-Claire Coudray was also watched by 6.9 million people, a share of hearing of 32.1%, against 4.9 million viewers for the 20 Hours of Laurent Delahousse on France 2 (an 22.8% PDA).
In addition, two documentaries on France 2 devoted to Johnny Hallyday both have attracted over 2 million viewers, and 50 minutes inside on TF1 attracted around 3 million viewers.