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Strong Ratings continue as World Cup Finals approach on SBS

SportKevin Perry
Angel Di Maria scores the winning goal as Argentina defeats Switzerland image source: SBSWorldGame image copyright - Getty

Angel Di Maria scores the winning goal as Argentina defeats Switzerland
image source: SBSWorldGame
image copyright - Getty

Yesterday the round of 16 came to an end as Argentina took on Switzerland and Belgium went head-to-head with the USA.

The Argentina v Switzerland match was yet another game taken into extra time after a 0-0 draw at the final whistle. Argentinian fans had to wait until the 118th minute to see their team claim victory, after Angel di Maria scored the only goal in the game after Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili's shot in the final minute bounced off the post, winning Argentina the match 1-0. The match aired live on SBS ONE, averaging 182,000 (158,000 Metro + 25,000 Regional - All Program Averages based on actual whistle times), with a Metro FTA Share of29.2%, a Regional FTA Share of 15.4% and a peak audience of 235,000.

Belgium claimed their 2-1 victory against USA after both teams went head-to-head in Salvador. The match was locked 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes, with the Belgium team continuously testing team USA’s goal keeper, Tim Howard. Finally, Belgium team mates, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku were able to secure a goal each, placing Belgium in a comfortable lead. In the 107th minute, team USA’s Julian Green was only able to secure one goal for the USA, knocking them out of the tournament. The Belgium v USA game aired live on SBS ONE, averaging 302,000 (243,000 Metro + 60,000 Regional), with a Metro FTA Share of 25.4%, a Regional FTA Share of 10.9%and a peak audience of 396,000.

Argentina will now take on Belgium on Sunday, 6 July at 1.45am (AEST) on SBS ONE

Source: OzTAM Metro and RegTAM Regional FTA Database; 5 City Metro + Combined Aggregated Regional Market including WA; Total Individuals, People 25-54, People 16-39 and People 18-49 including guests; SBS ONE, SBS 2 and NITV; Consolidated (Live + As Live + TSV) to 19/6/14 Overnight (Live + As Live) from 20/6/14 onwards; 02:00-02:00; Average Audience, FTA Share and 5 Minute Consecutive Reach; Live program averages, share and peak minute based on actual whistle times; Delayed matches and cume reach based on overnight program logs.