Chinese state broadcaster CCTV released a report on the morning of February 6 summarising the viewership and audience response to the 2019 Spring Festival Gala. It described the viewership for the 2019 Gala as “record-breaking” and as receiving an overwhelmingly positive feedback. It said the show attracted 1.17 billion viewers across the globe,  up almost 4 percent compared with the 2016 gala. CCTV said that around 96.98 percent of all the online comments about the show are positive.  which made this year’s gala one of the most well received editions in recent years.

(Comment: CCTV began telecasting the Spring Festival Gala from 1983.)

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