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MOSCOW, February 12. /TASS./ The opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang watched 1,8 million Russians. Such data on Monday led the company Mediascope.

This year’s broadcast of the ceremony aired by the TV channel “Match TV”.

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“More than 5 million people or 7% of the population of Russia joined for the ceremony at least a minute, – have told in a press-service of the meter . – Srednerynochnoj broadcast audience was 1.8 million people, it is 2.6% of the population or 14% of viewers”.

The company said that among such events the highest rating in the history of Russian measurements received opening ceremony of the winter Olympics in Sochi four years ago. “Then the live broadcast showed both the First channel and “Russia 1″ on the home screen it looked about 33% of the population in the average minute (22.4 million people). Audience share was about 70% of viewers”, – said representatives of the Mediasope.

Interest in Games

In addition, ahead of the games in Pyeongchang company Mediascope also conducted a study of the intentions and preferences of the residents of the Russian Federation in respect of future broadcasts of the Olympic competitions. It turned out that to follow the Olympics plan 44% of Russians, another 29% were undecided (“don’t know, maybe I will, maybe not”), 27% of respondents said they were not going to follow the progress of the Games.

In the top the most interesting to the population of the disciplines included biathlon, figure skating, hockey, cross-country skiing, the interest also cause the Curling and speed skating.

According to the company, most of the audience interest in the performance of a skater Evgenia Medvedeva.