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SBD Global/June 20, 2013/Media

Socceroos Game Scores Top Rating For SBS; IIHF WC Final, Ski World Cup Top On Swiss TV

The Australian national football team "not only delivered a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup" with Tuesday night's win, "but also a record audience for SBS," according to NEWS AUSTRALIA. More than 1.5 million people (1.1 million metro and 406,000 regional) "tuned in to watch the Socceroos defeat Iraq 1-0 at ANZ Stadium." The result "is SBS' highest rating program for 2013 and was the fifth most watched program" on free-to-air TV Tuesday night. It also "bettered last week's match between the Socceroos and Jordan, which was watched by a national audience of 1 million" (NEWS AUSTRALIA, 6/19).

COLD AS ICE: BLICK reported the "Int'l Ice Hockey Federation World Championship final between Sweden and Switzerland was the most-watched program in Switzerland between January-May." The final, which took place on May 19, "attracted 1.2 million viewers and had a 51.4% market share." The second most-watched program "was the men's ski World Cup downhill race in Wengen, Switzerland" on Jan. 19. The race attracted 909,000 viewers and had a 78.1% share (BLICK, 6/19).

SPAIN'S U21 VICTORY: The EFE reported Spain's 4-2 victory in Tuesday's Euro U21 championship against Italy was seen by 3.2 million people on Cuatro's broadcast of the game, according to information from Mediaset España. The broadcast earned a media share of 28.1%. It was the second-highest rated Cuatro broadcast since February (EFE, 6/19).
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