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Steve Williams2,001 posts since 1 Aug 2008
There's also the small matter of Bosnia v Wales on Saturday night.


Yes, this is exactly right, the Wales football team are playing on Saturday at 7.45 and that should be a massive occasion. No point having the Wales rugby team playing at the same time.
Michael3,988 posts since 5 Sep 2005
Could just imagine the ruckus in Cardiff pubs if they had to choose between rugby and football. All out civil war on the streets between the Wendyballers and the Eggchasers.
bkman1990531 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
TV3 had broken records yesterday with it's highest ever viewership of the RWC and of the channel when they showed Ireland vs Italy.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/rugby-world-cup-ireland-v-italy-breaks-tv3-viewing-records-1.2379556

It had an average of 956,600 viewers for yesterday's game. These figures had beaten the previous record of 930,500 viewers when Matt Cardle won the X Factor Final and beat Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction in December 2010.
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Brekkie27,364 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
TV3 had broken records yesterday with it's highest ever viewership of the RWC and of the channel when they showed Ireland vs Italy.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/rugby-world-cup-ireland-v-italy-breaks-tv3-viewing-records-1.2379556

It had an average of 956,600 viewers for yesterday's game. These figures had beaten the previous record of 930,500 viewers when Matt Cardle won the X Factor Final and beat Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction in December 2010.

Suspect that record will be broken again next week and probably the week after too, especially if they play New Zealand.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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Brekkie27,364 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
So a fantastic double header this afternoon with Scotland v Samoa and Australia v Wales producing two of the best matches of the tournament so far. Suspect ITV will be slightly relieved with the result of the latter as it spreads the home nations out more across the qualifiers by keeping Wales and Scotland apart and offering more attractive quarter final fixtures.

Also must say commentry wise it has been a real step up from four years ago which IIRC was lacking slightly. I've always rated Nick Mullens across the sports and David Flatman on the Australian match today was easily one of the best co-commentators they've had - far better than Ben Kay who spent too long drawing on pictures leading to viewers missing the action restarting.

The only weak link in the commentary box IMO has been Martin Gillingham - he clearly knows his stuff but is an absolute bore to listen too.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
noggin12,354 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Only a pity that you had to be a Pay-TV subscriber to get the ITV4 matches in tolerable picture quality. (HD is pay TV only and their SD quality is like watching YouTube on dialup)