SBS: 1.5 million watched the Socceroos get knocked out of the World Cup

SBS’s coverage of the tournament has reached 7.9 million Australians to date.

SBS has announced that an audience of 1.5 million Australians watched its broadcast of the Australia v Peru 2018 FIFA World Cup match last night.

The broadcaster put out a release today:

Overnight, 1.5 million (Metro + Reg Reach) Australians watched SBS as the Socceroos’ 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign came to an end, with Australia finishing at the bottom of Group C, behind France, Denmark and Peru. The match drew a 67.2% Metro FTA Share and 52.6% Regional FTA Share to SBS.

The live broadcast of the Socceroos 2-0 loss to Peru in Sochi averaged 1.029m (842,000 Metro + 187,000 Reg, Total People), peaking at 1.2 million (Metro + Reg) toward the end of the first half, not long after André Carrillo scored Peru’s first World Cup goal in 36 years, and before Australia’s Tim Cahill and Daniel Arzani even took to the pitch.

To date, SBS’s coverage of Russia 2018, including 31 live matches, 12 match replays, pre- and post-match analysis and daily highlights program FIFA World Cup Today has reached 7.9m Australians (Metro + Reg).

Tonight on SBS, catch up on highlights from the past 24 hours on FIFA World Cup Today with Lucy Zelić and Craig Foster live from Red Square at 5.30pm AEST and live coverage of day 14 continues:

Korea Republic v Germany from 11pm on SBS (kick-off 12am Thurs)

Mexico v Sweden from 11.30pm on SBS VICELAND (kick-off 12am Thurs)

Serbia v Brazil from 3am Thursday on SBS (kick-off 4am) – plus REPLAY 6.30am on SBS

Switzerland v Costa Rica from 3.30am Thursday on SBS VICELAND (kick-off 4am)

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