The Latest: Japan success drawing huge local TV audiences
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 18 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
Japan’s last-gasp victory over Samoa on Saturday earned a local record peak TV audience share of 46.1% on NTV channel, World Rugby says.
It is believed the live audience is the biggest of the year in Japan.
The tournament’s fanzones were also packed out: 150,000 people attended to watch Japan on Saturday, surpassing the 130,000 for Japan-Ireland.
With more than 700,000 fans at fanzones so far, the 770,000 pool stage record at the 2015 Rugby World Cup is set to be broken.