Play-off kick-off with SPORT1 record-breaking Qoute
After the Olympic Games, Germany remains in a fever of ice hockey: at the quarter-finals opening of the DEL playoffs between Nuremberg and Cologne, SPORT1 has a record-breaking quota.
Record ratings in the “League of Olympic Heroes” for SPORT1: With the live DEL match between the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers from Nuremberg and the Cologne sharks, SPORT1 has set new records for the start of the playoff quarter-finals since the start of the DEL’s 2016/17 season.
The 4:1 victory of the sharks over Nuremberg with a total of six German national ice hockey players, who sensationally won the silver medal at the Olympics, was followed by 250,000 spectators in the target group of men aged between 14 and 59 – more than ever before. The corresponding target group market share (M14-59) was a strong 3.3 percent.
The live broadcast with presenter Sascha Bandermann, commentator Basti Schwele and expert Rick Goldmann also met with great interest among the audience as a whole: 420,000 viewers from three years of age (Z3+) on average and up to 590,000 viewers (Z3+) turned in at the top, with a total market share of 1.4 percent. For SPORT1, these figures mean a new season record for the overall spectators and the second best values since the beginning of the transmission in the pre-season.
In the upcoming quarter-finals of the DEL playoffs, which will be played in “Best of Seven” mode, SPORT1 will show up to seven live games exclusively on free TV. Tomorrow, Friday, at 7:30 p. m., the second match between Adler Mannheim and ERC Ingolstadt will be played live. The Mannheimers, who have five Olympic heroes in their ranks with Marcel Goc, David Wolf, Matthias Plachta, Dennis Endras and Marcus Kink, are leading after yesterday’s 3-1 away win.
ERC-Goalie and silver medallist Timo Pielmeier is already under pressure with his Ingolstadt team. Moderator Sascha Bandermann from the SAP Arena welcomes the audience, with commentator Basti Schwele and expert Patrick Ehelechner accompanying the broadcast.
We continue with Game 3 in the quarter-finals between Eisbären Berlin and runners-up Grizzly’s Wolfsburg. The polar bears with their silver medal trio Frank Hördler, Marcel Noebels and Jonas Müller won yesterday’s series opener 4:1. Theoretically, coach Uwe Krupp’s team could play his son Björn Krupp, who was also part of the German Olympic team, in a duel next Sunday to win the first match point. SPORT1 will broadcast the third duel of the quarter-finals series LIVE from 3:00 pm with host Sascha Bandermann, commentator Franz Büchner and expert Sven Felski.