The classic match between the Netherlands and Germany in Amsterdam brought ARD top ratings.

On average, 8.82 million viewers watched the 1:1 broadcast on Tuesday, with a market share of 31.2 per cent. Even the pre-match coverage from 8.15 p.m. reached a strong 5.1 million viewers (21.8 per cent market share).

The ratings for the first international match of the national team in the World Cup year were clearly below that on Saturday evening. The 2:0 against Israel in Sinsheim was watched by 6.37 million viewers on ZDF. This corresponded to a market share of 24.5 per cent. The preliminary reports from 8.15 p.m. onwards were watched by 4.48 million people (17.3 per cent).