Rugby World Cup quarter final sees record viewing figures in NZ
Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 10-10-2011
The Rugby World Cup quarter final between New Zealand and Argentina was watched by almost two million people in New Zealand - more than watched the opening ceremony in the tournament's host country.
According to analyst firm Nielsen, 1.8m people aged over five watched the All Blacks beat Argentina 33-10 at Eden Park at the weekend - some 100,000 more than the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony and first match between the All Blacks and Tonga, which attracted almost 1.7m viewers
Sky Sport got the biggest share of viewers, with 628,450 people tuning in, followed by Maori Television with 501,500 viewers. TV One and TV3 had 441,960 and 236,060 viewers respectively.
Sunday's earlier quarter final between Australia and South Africa attracted 1.1m viewers.
On Saturday, 1.2m viewers tuned in to watch France beat England 19-12 in their quarter final match, while 923,240 viewers watched Wales beat Ireland 22-10.