Millions of viewers followed Saturday “popular tribute” to Johnny Hallyday on TF1 and France 2, the private channel taking the lead, according to the figures of Médiamétrie.
TF1, the leading channel of the PAF, achieved considerable scores for a Saturday: nearly 7 million viewers (6.985 million) on average followed the broadcast of the religious ceremony between 12.45 and 15.25, giving the subsidiary Bouygues Group a share audience (PDA) at 37.8%. The first part of the tribute (the arrival of the funeral procession in Paris then at the church of the Madeleine) attracted 3.9 million viewers, a market share of 32.3% for the first .
France 2, which had made the decision to broadcast the switch the Telethon France 5 and France 3 to also broadcast the farewell French Rockstar, also filled up. Its special edition, from 9:30 to 15:35, was watched by 4.4 million viewers on average, giving it an audience share of 29.9% on the whole tribute to the former idol of young people .
The two channels also recorded strong audiences for other programs dedicated entirely or largely to the singer this Saturday: thus the 20H TF1 presented by Anne-Claire Coudray was followed by 6.9 million people, a share of audience of 32.1%, against 4.9 million viewers for the 20H Laurent Delahousse on France 2 (a PDA of 22.8%). In addition, two France 2 documentaries devoted to Johnny have both attracted more than two million viewers, and “50 minutes inside” on TF1 has attracted around 3 million viewers.