Leading TV broadcasts: audience numbers Spain May 2019

In May 2019, the Copa del Rey final of Valencia versus Barcelona game lead the list of most-watched broadcasts in Spain with 6.43 million viewers. Football games usually hold the top positions of audience rankings in the Mediterranean country. When looking at the annual audience list, for example, ten football game broadcasts could be found in 2018. This is partly due to the FIFA World Cup that took place that year.

Spanish television viewers

In 2013, Spaniards watched television for about 246 minutes, while in 2018 the time spent watching TV reached a low of 210.3 minutes. The Spanish television audience saw a downward trend over the past 20 years, presumably due to the introduction of the new media devices such as smartphones.

Television and advertising

Television’s advertising expenditure registered approximately 2.14 billion euros in 2017 and was expected to reach figures of nearly 2.2 billion euros in 2019. The revenues generated by radio and television experienced however a drop over the last years, registering 1.6 billion euros down from almost 2.9 billion euros cashed in 2009.

Average audience numbers of the leading broadcasts on TV in Spain in May 2019

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