TV audiences: France 2’s 8 p.m. newspaper beats TF1 for the first time in months

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The 20 hours newspaper of France 2 presented by Laurent Delahousse attracted more viewers than the TF1 newspaper of Anne-Claire Coudray, this Friday evening.

It’s a small event in the world of TV. TF1 has been used to being the leader for decades for its 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. newsletters. That the front page is beaten by France 2 is extremely rare.

And yet … This Friday evening, the 20 hours newspaper of Laurent Delahousse took the lead. The journalist attracted 5,167,000 viewers. In front of him, Anne-Claire Coudray who officiates on TF1 attracted 5,129,000 viewers, according to figures from Médiamétrie. A small gap of 38,000 people – admittedly not very important – but all the same symbolic.

The newspaper of France 2 did not have an exceptional guest to attract a greater number of viewers. In particular, he broadcast an immersive document in the intensive care unit of the Pitié-Salpétrière hospital in Paris, a report on the nostalgia for video clubs or a report on the disappearance of a glacier in Iceland.