Every Fourth Muscovite Watched Putin’s Appeal on DRP and LPR Recognition

The Moscow TV audience of Vladimir Putin’s address to the Russians on the recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics amounted to 3.3 million people. 

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More than 3.3 million Muscovites watched a live televised address by Vladimir Putin to the Russians on the recognition of the independence of the DPR and the LPR, which follows from the preliminary data of the Mediascope research company. In total, 22.4 per cent of residents of the capital watched the broadcast, the audience share was 67.8 per cent.

For comparison, Putin’s appeal following the results of the referendum in Crimea on March 18, 2014, gathered 1.7 million Muscovites at the screens. The broadcast rating then was 12.6 per cent, the audience share was 62.1 per cent. However, the appeal on the DPR and LPR was released in prime time, from 9.40 pm to 10.36 pm Moscow time, while the Crimean one was in the daytime, from 3.04 pm to 3.50 pm Moscow time.

As specified, Mediascope’s calculations take into account the broadcasts aired by Channel One (1.4 million viewers in Moscow), Rossiya 1 (645.3 thousand), Channel Five (352.2 thousand), NTV, Russia 24, Mir, Zvezda, REN TV, Moscow 24, and 360. Another 41.3 thousand residents of the capital watched the president’s speech in a replay on “Moscow 24”. The accumulated coverage, that is, the number of people who watched the appeal for at least one minute, for all broadcasts amounted to 4.4 million people.

Ru-Main, 22.02.2022
Source: RBC 

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