Euro 2016 soccer play continued on Sunday with broadcasters in the major markets enjoying solid ratings. Last night, 2014 World Cup champs Germany bested Ukraine 2-0, including a last-minute winner from veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger who entered the match as a late substitute. At home, the match drew 26.6M viewers for a 68.5 share on ARD, a 13.3% share drop from the opener of the World Cup in 2014. Box office in Germany this weekend was led by Warcraft for the 3rd consecutive frame in what was a slow session given the footie action. In the UK, BBC One averaged 6.3M viewers for the match — feature counterprogrammer Me Before You remained in the No. 1 spot at the British box office for the second week in a row. In host country France, TF1 scored 6.75M viewers for a 27.3 share. While lingering threats exist here, there was mercifully no terrorism-related violence during Euro 2016’s first weekend. The beginning of the Cup was nevertheless marred by clashes between Russia and England supporters in Marseille. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Sunday said the actions of the hooligans “distract the police from their primary mission, which is to protect our country from the terrorist threat.” In solidarity with the United States and the victims of the Orland massacre on Sunday, the French government said the Eiffel Tower will be lit up in the colors of the rainbow tonight.
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