Croatia’s European Handball Championship adventure, which saw them grab the silver medal, proved extremely popular with viewers with figures showing that 1.6 million people in Croatia watched the final.
RTL managed to attract an amazing 1.6 million viewers in Croatia, or roughly half the population, to watch the final match against Spain. Croatia lost in the final 22-20 and picked up the silver medal.
And it seems that Croatia was one of the most watched national teams at the championships, with 1.4 million people watching the semi-final against Norway. Whilst earlier in the tournament when Croatia met Germany a huge 6.4 million Germans followed the game on public broadcaster ZDF.
Croatian captain Duvnjak - Photo HRS - Mandatory Credit © Axel Heimken / kolektiff
A total of 1 million fans accessed coverage of the tournament on the official ehfTV streaming platform, with almost 500,000 viewers watching live coverage.
“Croatia’s success again played a big part. Zeljko Musa’s dramatic winning goal in extra-time of the semi-final against Norway reached 2.3 million people on EHF Euro channels with over 600,000 interactions alone on the EHF Euro Facebook page,” commented the organisers, EHF.
The tournament, which was held in Austria, Norway and Sweden and attracted a record attendance of close to 500,000 fans, took place from January 9 to 26.