World Cup: TF1 Scores 2018 Viewing Record As France Advances To Semis

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Friday's first quarter-final World Cup match, which saw a strong and composed French team defeat Uruguay, may have been played at 4PM local time, but that didn't stop supporters of Les Bleus from tuning in en masse. Leading commercial broadcaster TF1 drew its largest audience yet of the tournament — and its highest ratings of the year — with 12.9M watching Raphaël Varane and Antoine Griezmann knock out La Celeste 2-0 to advance to the semis. The audience share was a huge…