A record 3.3 million Israelis watched Shalit’s return on TV

24.10.2011                      26.Tischrei. 5772

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A record 3.3 million Israelis watched Shalit's return on TV

50% of all televisions were tuned into a channel reporting on Shalit on Tuesday morning; by prime time, 70% were watching.

More than 70% of the country tuned in to see Gilad Shalit's release on Tuesday, a record for Israel, said Dr. Yifat Ben-Hai Segev, head of the Israel Audience Research Board (IARB).
On Tuesday morning, 50% of all televisions were tuned into a channel reporting on Shalit; by prime time, 70% were watching, or 3.3 million people. Viewership was up, starting at 7 A.M. that day when the prisoner exchange with Hamas got underway….