Portugal’s win over Morocco attracts 549,000 viewers for SBS

Wednesday night’s FIFA World Cup match between Portugal and Morocco saw 549,000 metro viewers tune in to SBS.

Airing at 10pm, the soccer game was the second most watched program in the 16-39 demographic, third most watched in the 18-49 category and fifth most popular program in the 25-54 demographic.

According to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings, Portugal’s win over Morocco helped SBS to another night with a double digit audience share of 10.8%.

SBS has been handed the rights to broadcast four extra matches over the next few days, after Optus’ technology failed to cope with demand.

Yesterday, SBS announced it would be simulcasting all the group games of the FIFA World Cup while Optus deals with the backlash of over its failed streaming services.

Winning the night was Seven with an 18% audience share, beating Nine’s 16.1%, Ten’s 13.7% and ABC’s 12.7% share.

The most watched non-news program of the evening was Ten’s Masterchef, which managed 810,000 metro viewers.

Competing against Masterchef in the 7.30pm time slot was Seven’s House Rules which saw 806,000 metro viewers tune in and Nine’s Young Sheldon which managed an audience of 596,000 metro viewers.

The most watched show for the evening was Seven News with 1.076m metro viewers which beat rival news program Nine News’ 942,000.


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