Serie A TV figures revealed

The viewing figures for this year’s Serie A season have been revealed, with Juventus the most-watched team in the country.

The rights are currently divided between Sky and Mediaset, and every Italian top flight fixture is broadcast on TV.

However, while Sky has the rights to all 20 teams, Mediaset can only broadcast games featuring Inter, Juventus, Fiorentina, Lazio, Napoli, Milan, Roma and Genoa.

Data from Calcio e Finanza reveals Juve were the most watched team in the country, with an average of 1.15m viewers on Sky and 646,000 on Mediaset.

On average the Bianconeri managed 1.8m viewers per game across the two platforms, with a share of 9.02 per cent.

Inter came second with an average of 999,000 viewers on Sky and 1.5m per game overall, for a share of 7.22 per cent.

The Nerazzurri were followed by Milan, Napoli, Roma, Lazio and Fiorentina.

Chievo were the least-watched team in Serie A this season, with an average of 303,000 viewers and a share of 1.84 per cent, with Crotone and Udinese joining them in the TV “relegation zone”.

In terms of total viewers, Juventus drew 68,425,149 followed by Inter on 57,258,565.

Milan totaled around 48m, with Napoli on 46.6m and Roma on 45.8m.

The figures are important, as they help to determine which clubs get the bulk of television rights.

Inter actually increased their viewership by around 8 per cent, while Juventus dropped 9 per cent, Napoli 8 per cent and Milan 12 per cent.

Atalanta saw the biggest increase at 24 per cent, while Fiorentina dropped off by 32 per cent.

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