Socceroos Drama Viewed By Over Half A Million Aussies

Socceroos Drama Viewed By Over Half A Million Aussies
SHARE
THIS



Football Australia have released the viewership results for the Socceroo’s recent intercontinental play-off for this year’s FIFA World Cup against Peru, revealing that 568,000 people in the country tuned in to watch Graham Arnold’s men cast aside the South American side to clinch their spot in the competition.

The FA added that it was the most watched program of Tuesday morning with 70.2 percent in the under 50’s category.

The game itself wasn’t all that interesting as a competition, with one side being too wary of the other. It’s indicative of the tension between the two teams that the first shot on goal was recorded on the 81st minute (a free kick by Ajdan Hrustic that was fired straight towards the Peruvian keeper, Pedro Gallese).

But so much was at stake that people couldn’t help but tune in: a sixth (and fifth-consecutive) presence at one of the most high-profile sporting competitions on the planet. And this year, it’ll be held in summer for all of us down under. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that celebration?

The dramatic way by which the green-and-gold sealed their way into the tournament, with Andrew Redmayne dancing his way to glory, had people still stuck to their screens long after the final whistle was blown. According to Football Australia, the national team was trending on social media, with people looking up videos, images and posts of the players celebrating and making statements about their success.

FA chief executive officer, James Johnson, said: “Network 10’s broadcast figures of Tuesday’s must-win Intercontinental play-off match are incredible but not unexpected given how strong the brand is and how important the Socceroos are to all Australians.

“Across Tuesday, the Socceroos trended Number 1 across Australia on both Twitter and YouTube, and was the most searched term across all categories on Google – reflecting the pride, the intrigue, and the popularity of the current squad and the Socceroos rich history, which has been one hundred years in the making.

“This is an incredibly exciting period for Australian Football with our U23 Men’s team in the semi-finals of the AFC U23 Asian Cup tonight, the Commonwealth Bank Young Matildas will contest the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022™ in August, then the Socceroos are off to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in November, before our Commonwealth Bank Matildas take centre stage on home soil as Australia co-hosts the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ with New Zealand.

“Football Australia would like to call out the work of our broadcast partner, Network 10 and Paramount+ and acknowledge their support of Australian football and particularly of our national teams, with the ratings success of Tuesday a reflection of their passion for the World Game,” concluded Johnson.

The Socceroos have reached their centenary year since their founding and will celebrate by holding two friendly games against New Zealand (who unfortunately failed to qualify to the World Cup falling 1-0 to Costa Rica) in September, with details yet to be announced.

Please login with linkedin to comment

FIFA World Cup Football Australia Paramount Socceroos

Latest News

Study: 37% Of Aussies Admit To Reading Gossip Mags; With Adelaide Women Their Biggest Fans
  • Media

Study: 37% Of Aussies Admit To Reading Gossip Mags; With Adelaide Women Their Biggest Fans

A new survey conducted by magazine and newspaper subscription service Readly found that celebrity gossip mags are a popular guilty pleasure with more than a third of Australians (37 per cent) indulging in the habit. Perhaps unsurprisingly the biggest cohort of gossip and entertainment magazine readers were women (41 per cent) aged 30-39 followed by […]

Fabulate Names Marie Galinsky As National Sales Director
  • Marketing

Fabulate Names Marie Galinsky As National Sales Director

Market leading Australian content marketing platform Fabulate has named Marie Galinsky (pictured) to oversee its rapidly expanding national sales operation in the role of national sales director. Galinsky’s promotion will see her lead Fabulate’s growing sales team and comes just six months after she joined the content marketing startup to lead its Melbourne sales operation. […]

adidas And Indigenous Football Australia Team Up To Give Opportunities To Indigenous Children
  • Campaigns

adidas And Indigenous Football Australia Team Up To Give Opportunities To Indigenous Children

A new partnership between adidas and Indigenous Football Australia, which oversees the strategy and expansion of Australia’s most successful and longest-running Indigenous football initiative, John Moriarty Football, will ensure more Indigenous children in remote and regional communities benefit from the power of football. The partnership will see adidas and Indigenous Football Australia (IFA) work together […]

Australian Studio Start Beyond Appoints Angus Stevens As Chief Executive Officer
  • Technology

Australian Studio Start Beyond Appoints Angus Stevens As Chief Executive Officer

Start Beyond, Australia’s leading producer and distributor of VR and AR immersive learning solutions, today announces the internal promotion of Angus Stevens (pictured) to CEO. Stevens, who joined the business in 2016 as one of the founding members, is moving on from his current position of managing director effective immediately. In his new role, Stevens […]

Triple M Comes Out On Top Amongst Footy Shows In Survey 4 Results
  • Media

Triple M Comes Out On Top Amongst Footy Shows In Survey 4 Results

Triple M has recorded the largest commercial AFL and NRL metro footy audience, delivering almost double the listeners of any other commercial competitor, according to today’s Survey 4 radio ratings results. Triple M’s AFL coverage across Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth reported a cumulative audience of 679,000, while Triple M’s NRL coverage has an audience of […]

VMG Appoints Brendan Harper As Frontier Media Queensland GM
  • Media

VMG Appoints Brendan Harper As Frontier Media Queensland GM

Independent Australian-owned media company VMG has announced the appointment of Brendan Harper (pictured) as general manager and group business director to lead media planning & buying agency, Frontier Media in Queensland. His appointment follows the departure of Queensland director Alexandra Paton, who has been with Frontier Media for more than 15 years. Harper holds extensive […]

Havas Australia Appoints OIS As Third-Party Verification Partner
  • Advertising

Havas Australia Appoints OIS As Third-Party Verification Partner

Havas Australia has appointed OIS, leaders in out-of-home (OOH) verification, as its independent, third-party verification partner across digital, programmatic, and classic out-of-home client campaigns following a competitive review. Australia is among the top 10 global out-of-home markets by size and one of the most advanced, highlighted by leading adoption rates of digital and more recently, […]

BetterBriefs Unveils New Best Practice Guide Addressing Industry Shortcomings
  • Media

BetterBriefs Unveils New Best Practice Guide Addressing Industry Shortcomings

BetterBriefs will today unveil a new best practice guide, The best way for a client to brief an agency, co-authored by Mark Ritson and in partnership with the IPA, at the IPA Business Growth Conference. After shocking the world of advertising last October with the painful and alarming truths about the enormous misalignment between marketers […]

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Advertising
  • Opinion

Why Trust, Not Crypto, Is Today’s Most Valuable Online Currency

In uncertain times, trusted sources become even more significant in the world of media. Elise Bennett (pictured), head of account management (APAC) at Outbrain, reveals what advertisers need to know about the new trust exchange. Instability breeds uncertainty. From bushfires to the pandemic and war, there’s been plenty of both to go around in recent […]

Nine’s Radio Stations Bag Best Ever Survey 4 Results
  • Media

Nine’s Radio Stations Bag Best Ever Survey 4 Results

GfK Survey 4 of 2022 reveals that Nine’s talk stations achieved a cumulative audience of 1.873 million – up 9.1 per cent on Survey 4 of 2021. It’s the highest ever Survey 4 audience for the network, and comes off the back of record audiences in Surveys 1, 2 and 3. Sydney’s 2GB is a […]