The Hyundai A-League season 2014/15 opener between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers was a ratings winner on SBS ONE and Fox Sports.
According to SBS figures from last night’s 4-1 win for Victory, the game reached 463,000 in Metro markets and 138,000 in Regional bringing the total reach to 601,000.
For the entire SBS Hyundai A-League coverage last night (including pre-match, match and post-match) it reached 647,000 people (510,000 in Metro and 137,000 in Regional).
And with the 30,000 plus fans in the stadium and Fox Sports' average number, that’s a total of over 800,000 fans who saw the game live or on TV.
For the average figures, Fox Sports averaged 122,000 viewers.
SBS averaged 280,000 which makes the total average audience of just over 400,000.
Next Friday night, SBS ONE’s Harvey Norman Friday Night Football is Adelaide United versus Melbourne Victory at Adelaide Oval.
Meanwhile, Fox Sports continue their coverage of the Hyundai A-League today with the Mariners hosting the Jets followed by Sydney FC at home to Melbourne City.
And on Sunday, Fox Sports broadcasts Brisbane Roar versus Adelaide and Phoenix at home to Perth Glory.