SBS boots a winner as Socceroos lose World Cup recreation

Australians did not keep of their beds on Sunday morning — 1.27m of us watched as our nationwide crew performed its coronary heart out.

Craig Goodwin about to score Australia's only goal
Craig Goodwin about to attain Australia’s solely aim in opposition to Argentina (Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Photos/Sipa USA)

There have been 1.27 million individuals watching Australia lose its spherical of 16 recreation within the World Cup to Argentina from 6am to just about 8am AEDT, and one other 860,000 stayed round to observe the post-match chat on SBS. It simply outpointed the ultimate day’s play within the first cricket Take a look at between Australia and the Windies from Perth — 602,000 for the truncated second session that ended with the Australian win, and 484,000 for the opening session. 

The second Take a look at begins on Thursday in Adelaide and will probably be a day-night recreation that can run deep into prime time, a lot to Seven’s delight. However then, due to the time distinction, the Perth Take a look at ran deep into prime time on the east coast and the ultimate session averaged simply over 600,000 — OK however not gorgeous.

Insiders ended a giant 12 months with 516,000 nationwide viewers. Media Watch tonight, 8.35pm.

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