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882,000 Aussies get up early for World Cup final

The World Cup final proved a bigger draw for Australian TV viewers than the Socceroos’ last game in the tournament.

Yesterday morning’s victory for Spain drew an average audience of 882,000, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.  

This compared to 728,000 for the Australia-Serbia game.

However, SBS1’s biggest ratings of the World Cup remained the Australia-Ghana game which pulled in an average metro audience of 1.4m. The Socceroos’ 4-0 defeat to Germany was next, pulling in 1.1m. The games may prove to be the only two SBS shows to pull in 1m+ audiences this year.

Meanwhile, MondJonathan Daddia Masterchef mumbrellaay night saw Masterchef move back past the 2m mark, suggesting that the public can’t resist an elimination. Last night saw the departure of Jonathan Daddia.

Ratings also appear to have stabilised for Nine’s Rescue Special Ops with the show staying above the 1m mark the second week running, pulling in an average audience of 1.1m.

Meanwhile Seven’s only shows in the top 10 were Home And Away, Seven News and Today Tonight.

The final episode of Desperate Housewives limped out with 724,000 – 19th for the night and third in its timeslot.

An average of 703,000 viewed Media Watch’s attack on The Conscience Organisation’s PR tactics.

Monday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Masterchef Ten 2.003m
  2. Seven News Seven 1.558m
  3. A Current Affair Nine 1.490m
  4. Nine News Nine 1.466m
  5. Tonight Seven 1.438m
  6. Two and a Half Men – 7:00pm Nine 1.175m
  7. Rescue Special Ops Nine 1.143m
  8. ABC News ABC 1.114m
  9. Home and Away Seven 1.059m
  10. Two and a Half Men – 7:30pm Nine 1.031m
  11. The Force Seven 1.022m
  12. The 7PM Project Ten 1.007m
  13. Border Security Seven 0.984m
  14. The Big Bang Theory Nine 0.974m
  15. Just For Laughs Ten 0.958m

Monday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 24.4%
  • Seven: 23.6%
  • Ten: 22.5%
  • ABC1: 13.9%
  • SBS1: 5.7%
  • 7TWO 3.3%
  • GO!: 2.8%
  • ABC2: 1.5%
  • One: 0.9%
  • SBS2: 0.9%
  • ABC3: 0.6%
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