Excitement continued in the eighth day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with clashes between Columbia vs. Cote d’Ivoire, Uruguay vs. England and Japan vs. Greece.
871,000 Australians get up early for Australia vs Netherlands World Cup clashSport
Australian’s were up late and early yet again, cheering on our boys in Green and Gold, as the second match for the Socceroos took place in Porto Alegre. The broadcast of the match saw total dominance of its timeslot with a Metro FTA Share of 76.9%, a Regional FTA Share of 71.8% and a peak audience of 871,000 (Metro + Regional)
The match, which averaged 769,000 early morning viewers (626,000 Metro + 143,000 Regional - All Program Averages based on actual whistle times), presented some of Australia’s best football moments, with a left foot goal from Tim Cahill in the 21st minute. At one point the Australians were leading, after a penalty was awarded and captain Mile Jedinak took the Socceroos to a 2-1 lead. Just four minutes after the Dutch retaliated, levelling the score, finally winning 3-2 and qualifying to the next phase of the competition.
Next up, the Spaniards took on Chile, with hopes of recovering from their historic loss in their first match. The game averaged 232,000 viewers (186,000 Metro + 46,000 Regional), with a Metro FTA Share of 41.0%, a Regional FTA Shareof 21.8% and a peak audience of 286,000. The match was a 2-0 victory to Chile, knocking the Spanish out and ending their World Cup campaign along with Australia.
Finally, it was the clash between Cameroon and Croatia, which saw a 4-0 win to Croatia, still giving them hope of qualifying to the knock out round. The match averaged 184,000 (136,000 Metro + 47,000 Regional), with a Metro FTA Share of 12.5%, a Regional FTA Share of 7.7% and a peak audience of 218,000.
SBS's coverage of The World Cup has reached 7.68 Million Australians since the coverage began on 12 June. This is+8.3% higher than at the equivalent stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
320,000 Unique Browsers accessed theworldgame.sbs.com.au, yesterday, viewing 271,000 video streams. The World Game World Cup Edition App was the Number 1 App on the Apple App Store in Australia from 14 June to 17 June (Source: App Annie). To date it has been downloaded 259,000 times on iOS and Android
4.751 Million watch as the Blues win Origin 2014Sport
As the Blues finally claimed a series victory State of Origin Rugby League Game 2 Match was the highest rating match of Origin in OzTAM History and is now the No.1 program of the 2014 year with a peak of 2.990 million and averaging 2.699 million total viewers across the 5 City Metro.
The National (5 City Metro and Regional) audience for the State of Origin Rugby League Game 2 Match saw the peak grow to 4.751 million and the average to 4.193 million viewers.
Viewership for the match included 1,199,000 in Sydney. 857,000 in Brisbane. 418,000 in Melbourne. 89,000 in Adelaide. 119,000 in Perth on Gem and 1,405,000 regional viewers.
The Pre-Match was the night’s 2nd most watched program attracting 1.749 million viewers and after the Blues historic win the Post-Matchcoverage was the 3rd most watched program attracted an average audience of 1.297 million total viewers.
The Nine Network was Number One on Wednesday night with People 25-54 (49.5%), 18-49 (51.3%), 16-39 (51.8%) and Total People (45.8%) across the 5 City Metro.
The Nine Network’s Total People share of 45.8% was the highest share of any network for 2014 thus far.
World Cup Ratings continue for SBS as Belgium take on AlgeriaSport
On Day 6 it was finally Group H’s turn to show audiences what they were made of. Belgium took on Algeria, with a 2-1 win to Belgium. The match averaged 121,000 (107,000 Metro + 15,000 Regional - averages based on actual whistle times), with a strong Metro FTA Share of 36.9%, a Regional FTA Share of 16.3% and a peak audience of 152,000 (Metro + Regional).
Next, it was back to Group A, as the host nation, Brazil having all eyes on them again as they took on Mexico. Australian audiences were up early yet again, with the match ending in a 0-0 draw. The game averaged 235,000 (186,000 Metro + 49,000 Regional), with a strong Metro FTA Share of 40.2%, a Regional FTA Share of 21.4% and a peak audience of 335,000 (Metro + Regional).
Finally, it was the last two teams in Group H. With the Russians taking on Korea in what ended in a 1-1 draw. The game averaged 229,000 (177,000 Metro + 52,000 Regional), with a Metro FTA Share of 17.2%, a Regional FTA Share of 8.5%and a peak audience of 259,000 (Metro + Regional).
theworldgame.sbs.com.au attracted 194,000 Unique Browsers and served 324,000 video stream views, yesterday.109,000 Unique Users accessed the World Game World Cup Edition App yesterday, viewing 252,000 video streams.(Wednesday, 18 June)
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 11/6/14 Overnight (Live + As Live) from 12/6/14 onwards; 02:00-02:00; Average Audience, FTA Share and 5 Minute Consecutive Reach; Program Averages based on actual whistle times, not overnight program logs. Online Source: Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics.
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Friday Night Football – Sydney v Hawthorn on Channel 7 and 7mate delivered a 2014 record Friday night peak combined audience of 1,531,000 viewers, and a 2014 Friday night record five city metro match average of 854,000 viewers.
Saturday Night Footy – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs, generated a peak combined audience of 906,000 as the Bulldogs prevailed, with a five city metro average of 494,000.
Saturday Arvo Football – Port Adelaide v Fremantle had an average audience of 102,000 in Adelaide and 95,000 in Perth on Channel 7, while Brisbane v Essendon (Bris only) hit a peak audience in Brisbane of 75,000 viewers on 7mate.
Sunday Football – West Coast v GWS (Perth & Syd) had an average audience of 104,000 in Perth and peaked at 162,000.
Friday Night Football delivered a huge FTA Melbourne three-station primary commercial share of 66.7 per cent resulting in an enormous winning share for the night in Melbourne of 42.8 per cent for the Seven Network. Saturday Night Footy also performed strongly with a 51.8 per cent program three-station primary commercial share, helping Melbourne to an overall winning share for the night of 30.8 per cent.
Eurovision 2014 provides big ratings weekend for SBSNews
Last night’s coverage of the Grand Final of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest attracted a combined average Metro and Regional audience of 618,000 and a peak audience of927,000.
The Grand Final also had an average Metro audience of 476,000 and a peak audience of652,000 and an average Regional audience of 142,000 with a peak of 275,000.
Semi-final one had a combined average Metro and Regional audience of 623,000 and a peak audience of 881,000. The broadcast of the first semi-final also saw a lift in audience, year on year, with an 8% growth in Total People for Metro plus Regional audiences.
Semi-final two attracted a combined average Metro and Regional audience of 784,000and a peak audience of 1.028 million. The broadcast of the second semi-final also saw a lift in audience, year on year, with a 36.2% growth in Total People for Metro plus Regional audiences.
The SBS Eurovision final and its two semi-finals, hosted by Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, reached a combined Metro and Regional audience of 2.971 million viewers over the weekend (2.229 million Metro and 742,000 Regional).The Grand final recorded a metro FTA share of 11.1% and a Regional share of 7.0%, as Australia tuned in to see Austria’s, Conchita Wurst take out the competition with 290 votes.
The second semi-final also recorded a Metro FTA share for People 25-54 of 13.7% and9.1% for Regional. People 16-39 recorded a 17.0% (Metro) and 10.6% (Regional).People 18-49 recorded a 14.8% share (Metro) and 9.5% (Regional).
Director of Television, Tony Iffland said:
“SBS has been broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest for over 30 years now and I am delighted that this has been our most successful to date.
The popularity of Eurovision continues to grow in Australia each year and I think that is testament to the outstanding coverage our production partners Blink TV deliver, the charm and witticism of our hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, our ability to engage audiences, letting them join in the fun and spectacle of the event through social media and this year, Australia’s direct involvement in the broadcast and the wonderful performance of Jessica Mauboy.”
SBS continues to deliver and lead the way in multi-platform event viewing, maximising coverage of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest through TV, radio, online and live social media integration.”
Over the weekend the #SBSEurovision hash tag received over 161,174 tweets with a peak of approximately 1000 tweets per minute during the broadcasts. The#SBSEurovision hash tag was trending at number one across all three nights.
SBS Chief Digital Officer, Marshall Heald said:
“Once again, Eurovision has proven to be a fantastic example of Australian viewers joining into a national conversation about a live TV event using social media with a peak of almost 1,000 tweets per minute. SBS was able to gather public content from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share with viewers on-screen. Almost 600 tweets, and over 300 photos from lounge rooms across Australia enjoying Eurovision parties were shared on screen during the broadcasts.”
The SBS Eurovision website received 217,000 visits this month, up 32% year on year. The site also saw 160,000 Unique Browsers, up 45% year on year. The Eurovision content served 101,000 video views across sbs.com.au and SBS On Demand applications. This is 2.7 times as many as last year.
Australia also agreed with Europe, voting Austria’s Conchita Wurst and her song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’, Australia’s Unofficial Eurovision Winner with 74,434 votes. Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen came in second with her song ‘Undo’ receiving 53,562 votes, which was followed by The Netherlands’ The Common Linnets with ‘Calm After The Storm’ on 33,990 votes.
Eurovision continues to break records for SBS #sbseurovisionNews
Last night the SBS broadcast of semi-final two of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest attracted a combined average Metro and Regional audience of 784,000
Eurovision Song Contest a Ratings Hits for SBS #SBSEurovisionNews
Last night the SBS broadcast of semi-final one of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest, held in Copenhagen, Denmark was the highest ever recorded audience for a Eurovision semi-final for SBS.