• Socceroos fans enjoy the clash with Chile despite the result (Getty)
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Live match between Australia and Chile on Saturday morning had audiences up and ready to watch - making it the most watched program of the day.
15 Jun 2014 - 11:28 AM  UPDATED 15 Jun 2014 - 2:21 PM

Even though the match was a 3-1 loss for the Socceroos, Australian audiences watched in their millions.

The Australia v Chile match averaged 2.276 million (1.741 million Metro + 535,000 Regional) viewers, achieving 67.1 per cent Metro FTA Share and 47.8 per cent Regional FTA Share and a peak audience of 2.805 million (Metro + Regional).

Australia watched on as Tim Cahill created more history for the Socceroos and as a result the match was the number 1 ranked program of the day in 5 City Metro.

SBS ONE also saw a lift in overall audiences, achieving a 18.7 per cent FTA Share for Total People in 5 City Metro (2am-2am).

The pre and post-match coverage of the Australia v Chile game also rated well with audiences, with the pre-match averaging 919,000 (Metro +Regional), ranking 7th with Metro audiences, with the post-match averaging over 1.29 Million (Metro + Regional), ranking 3rd for Metro Audiences.

To date, SBS's coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has reached 5.4 million Australians (Metro + Regional).

The Spain v Netherlands game averaged 366,000 (305,000 Metro + 61,000 Regional), achieving 68.3% Metro FTA Share and 36.2% Regional FTA Share.

395,000 Unique Browsers accessed theworldgame.sbs.com.au and 73,000 Unique Users used the World Game Mobile App on iOS or Android. 526,000 World Cup Video Stream Views were served on sbs.com.au, SBS On Demand and The World Game Mobile App.

The tournament opener between Brazil and Croatia on Friday averaged 520,000 (428,000 Metro + 92,000 Regional), with a Metro FTA Share of 40.3%, a Regional FTA Share of 17.5% with a peak audience of 708,000 (Metro + Regional).

TWG website attracted 280,000 Unique Browsers on Friday and served 157,000 video stream views. The World Cup App was used by 38,000 Unique Users and served 87,000 video stream views.

Source: OzTAM 5 City Metro and RegTAM Agg Markets Inc WA; Figures Based on Overnight (Live + As Live); Total People, People 25-54, People 16-39 and People 18-49 including Guests; FTA Share per cent, Average Audience. Cum Reach: Metro + Regional, 13-June-2013, SBS ONE and SBS 2, includes Full Brazillian.