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Eurosport reveals a 68% increase in viewers for cycling Grand Tours

By 13th November 2020 No Comments

The broadcaster reports a significant rise in viewing figures during the pandemic.

Eurosport has reported major growth in viewing figures for its cycling coverage of this year’s Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta.

Number of viewers was up 48% for its live coverage of the Tour de France, compared to last year, while viewing figures for Giro d’Italia almost doubled with a 82% increase, and live viewership for La Vuelta increased even more, by 95% year-on-year.

Eurosport also saw a 25% increase in total listens to its podcast, The Bradley Wiggins Show, compared to 2019.

The content Discovery put out on free-to-air and D2C platforms also performed well, with Giro d’Italia highlights on Quest up 44% and a 62% increase in VOD viewing on Discovery’s on-demand platform, dplay.

Simon Downing, head of Eurosport UK said: “We’re delighted to see such consistently strong results across all areas of the business, with viewers consuming the coverage across all platforms.”

PICTURED: Tao Geoghegan Hart lifts the Giro d’Italia trophy to clinch his maiden Grand Tour title. Image credit: (Getty Images)

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