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842,000 tune in for Socceroos’ final outing at FIFA World Cup against Peru

Australia’s final group-round match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup drew in 842,000 metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s preliminary overnight ratings.

The first match against France attracted 1.653m metro viewers, while the second against Denmark had 1.655m. The match overnight against Peru, however, had a later kick-off time, starting at midnight in the eastern states, compared to the previous matches which started at 8pm and 10pm respectively (AEST).

489,000 metro viewers stayed up even later overnight, sticking around for the post-match coverage after Australia lost to Peru 0 – 2.

The match also topped the key advertising demographics of 16 to 39s and 18 to 49s, but placed second behind Masterchef in the 25 to 54s.

Overall, Masterchef was the most-watched entertainment program of the night, with 938,000 metro viewers, up from last week’s 863,000. It was only out-rated by Seven News (1.017m) and Nine News (955,000).

Ten claimed last night’s Masterchef episode had the highest audience of the year so far. The premiere episode had 890,000 viewers earlier this year.

Following Masterchef, Ten’s Shark Tank also climbed from last week’s 567,000 to 610,000.

Seven’s prime-time entertainment offering of House Rules had 756,000 metro viewers, down from last week’s 804,000.

In the later timeslot, Andrew Denton’s Interview on Seven had 522,000, up from last week’s 439,000.

Nine’s Buying Blind had a nominal increase, up from 514,000 last week to 519,000 this week.

Over on 9Go, Love Island had 185,000 tuning in to the broadcast. Nine said at 9am today, the VPM (video player measurement) for the episode was at 53,000.

Overall, channel share – which is measured from 6pm to midnight – was won by Seven, with 19.3%. Nine had 16.1%, with Ten very close behind on 15.9%. ABC had 9.8%, while SBS had 9.2%.

On a network level, including the multi-channels, the rankings remained the same, with Seven in first place on 29.5% and Nine trailing on 24.5%. Ten Network had 20.7%, ABC was on 14.0% and SBS finished up with 11.2%.

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