Monday, June 30, 2014 - 09:27
Oranje match pulls 8m viewers
The match between The Netherlands and Mexico on Sunday evening was watched by almost 8.1 million Dutch people at home. On Twitter, 9.1 million tweets were sent out about the match. The Netherlands will meet Costa Rica on July 5th. According to viewership analysis from Kijkonderzoek, more people came in as the match went on. At the crucial final moments when Oranje managed to turn the 1-0 loss into the 2-1 win, 9.2 million people were watching. The post-match commentary drew 8.7 million people. It will only become clear how many Dutch people took to the pubs and other gathering places to watch the match. According to AT5, however, the Museumplein in Amsterdam was given the temporary moniker 'Oranjeplein' after 45,000 people filled up the square to watch the match on a big screen. At a certain point, there were so many people that organizor 538 was forced to block people from entering the square. At the 2-1 win, the crowd went wild.