ATHENS (Sputnik) — The channel's rating climbed up to 8 percent against usual 1.5 percent, he added.
"For the first time Greek television showed a live broadcast of the Red Square parade. Although there were no announcements, no trailers about the upcoming event, viewers called each other and informed about the broadcast," the journalist told RIA Novosti.
The decision to show a live broadcast had been made several hours before the parade kicked off in the Russian capital. Two other local channels switched to the parliament channel broadcasting shortly after the show had begun.