Australia vs Denmark FIFA World Cup match scores 1.655m metro viewers for SBS

The Socceroos’ second outing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia topped the television ratings ladder last night, bringing in 1.655m metro viewers for local broadcaster SBS.

The figure was slightly up on the Socceroos’ first match – which had 1.653m – and helped SBS fend off its commercial television rivals with 23.4% of the metro audience.

In addition, 720,000 metro viewers tuned in for the Australia vs Denmark post-match coverage on SBS.

Seven was in second-place on Thursday night, thanks largely to its news and current affairs line-up, the ongoing ratings reliability brought by Home & Away (601,000) and the 510,000 who tuned in to watch the West Coast Eagles take on Essendon in the AFL.

The AFL match had 249,000 viewers in Melbourne and 150,000 in Perth – the two cities involved in the clash.

Seven’s main channel share for the evening was 16.0%.

Nine came in third place with 12.7%, only marginally ahead of Ten’s 12.3%.

Beyond its news and current affairs line-up, Nine’s most-watched program for the evening was RBT, which had 540,000.

Ten’s Masterchef had 796,000.

ABC took out fifth position – traditionally occupied by SBS – with 8.8% of the metro audience, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

Its most-watched program was ABC News (657,000), and in entertainment Grand Designs had 464,000.

Once the networks’ multi-channels were added to the mix, however, Seven Network emerged victorious as SBS’ alternative channels (SBS Food Network: 0.9%, SBS Viceland: 0.7% and NITV: 0.2%) were unable to draw in significant chunks of the audience.

Seven, however, had the two most-watched multi-channels of the night, with 7mate drawing in 5.0% and 7Two sitting on 3.6% of the audience. 7Flix had a further 2.1%.

Seven Network thus won the night with 26.7% of the audience, ahead of SBS Network’s 25.2%.

Nine Network had 19.2%, but 9Go’s Love Island was the most-watched multi-channel show of the night with 194,000.

Ten Network had 16.2%, while the ABC Network had 12.7%.


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