The figures were no doubt disappointed with Elysium : nearly 9 million tv viewers watched the television interview of Emmanuel Macron as of July 14, all channels combined, for an audience share of 62.7 %, according to data from Médiamétrie, Wednesday 15 July. The head of State, interviewed live by Léa Salamé and Gilles Birch for more than an hour, renouait with a presidential tradition that he had removed upon his arrival at the Elysée palace in 2017.
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36.7 million viewers on the 13th of April
The last presidential address, on the 14th of June, had attracted 23.6 million viewers, for a share of the cumulative audience of 85.6 %. And his last television interview, which was held in a school on the 5 may, was attended by 13.8 million viewers, representing 76 % of audience share. The president had set a record of hearing absolute during the confinement with a keynote address on April 13, followed by 36.7 million viewers.