2.54 million people watched the game on Ziggo Sport Select, and a further 2.37 million people switched to Ziggo Sport. According to Ziggo, 416,000 people also watched the game on their smartphone or tablet. Together with the latter numbers, the total number of viewers is 5.3 million. The race is in first place among the most watched programs on Sunday.
The moment when Verstappen actually took victory was followed by more than 6 million Dutch people. That moment was by far the peak of the crowd during the race on Sunday afternoon. The number of spectators grew as the high point of the ride approached, SKO said when asked.
The race in Abu Dhabi was the most watched Formula 1 broadcast in Dutch television history. This record was previously set for the F1 race at Zandvoort in September of this year. At that time, 3 million people saw it.
Also, listen to the latest Formel-1-Podcast this season, in which ex-driver Christijan Albers and Telegraaf reporter Erik van Haren recover from the race in Abu Dhabi: