[WOMEN’S WORLD CUP] ENGLAND VS. AUSTRALIA AVERAGES 7.13 MILLION VIEWERS, MOST SINCE THE TOURNAMENT BEGAN
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 quarter-final between Australia and England attracted more than seven million viewers across Australia, according to new figures.The match averaged 7.13 million viewers, Australian daily The Australian reported on 17 July, citing figures from local ratings agency Oztam. That’s the most since Oztam began tracking viewership in 2001.In the previous day’s match at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, England beat Australia 3-1 to reach the final. The number of live viewers during that match is understood to have risen to 11.15 million, the paper added. The figure does not include online viewers via Optus Sports, a specialised sports channel dedicated to internet coverage of the World Cup in Australia. The event estimated to have attracted the most TV viewers in Australia was Kathy Freeman’s women’s 400 metres final at the 2000 Sydney Olympics .An average of 8.8 million viewers reportedly tuned in to watch Freeman win gold, an unofficial record at the time as it was before Oztam began tracking audience figures .Elsewhere, Australia’s quarter-final win over France averaged 4.193 million viewers, while the round of 16 win over Denmark averaged 3.63 million viewers .Optus Sports said the Australia-England game was the fourth most-watched online match since the service launched. The France game was third and the Denmark game was fifth. In first and second place were games from the European Football Championship (Euro 2020) in 2021.The box office success is not limited to the ‘on-field’. All three of Australia’s matches at Stadium 바카라사이트 Australia were sold out. The opening game against Ireland, the round of 16 against Denmark and the quarter-final against England were all attended by a maximum capacity crowd of 75,784.With only the final three matches remaining, the average attendance for the entire tournament is expected to be 29,878, well on track to reach the ‘average of 30,000’.The previous tournament, the 2019 World Cup in France, had an average attendance of 21,756, almost 8,000 fewer than that. The average attendance at the previous FIFA Women’s World Cup was 24,780.The highest average attendance was recorded at the 1999 Women’s World Cup in the United States, with an average attendance of 37,319. It was also 37,218 in China in 2007.However, there were only 32 matches, half as many as this tournament. There were also half as many countries, 16.After the 2015 World Cup in Canada, where the number of participating nations increased to 24, the average attendance dropped slightly to around 20,000.