OLYMPICS: Prevc Beats Maze

Ljubljana/Sochi, 17 February - As many as 612,900 Slovenians watched the men's ski jumping event in Sochi on Saturday evening, at which Peter Prevc won his second Olympic medal. On the other hand, not more than 328,500 viewers saw the women's Super-G held on Saturday morning, when another Slovenian Olympic medallist Tina Maze failed to clinch a second medal.

As much as 75% of all Slovenians watching television on Saturday morning were tuning in to see the women's Super-G race, where Maze missed third place by a mere 0.10 seconds.

However, the most attention-grabbing programme on Saturday was the finals of the men's large hill ski jumps, when 69% of TV viewers were tuning in to see ski jumper Prevc rejoicing at his second Olympic medal in a few days.

A total of 612,900 people, which is 31.4% of the population, watched Saturday's ski jumping.

Almost half of all viewers, which is 262,400 people, watched the hockey game Slovenia vs. US Sunday afternoon.

Prevc attracted the largest number of TV viewers again on Sunday. The men's ski jumps awards ceremony, where Prevc received bronze, was seen by 342,500 people in Slovenia.

The data was gathered on a sample of 450 households by AGB Nielsen Media Research.

© STA, 2014