11 million watch Bafana on TV

2010-06-14 12:58

More than 11-million South African television viewers watched the

World Cup opening match between South African and Mexico on Friday, The Nielsen

Company said today.

“In the final five minutes of the game, audiences peaked at 11 097

981,” the media research company said in a statement.

This was combined in-home audience data from SABC 1 and Supersport


Initially, 10 146 793 people tuned in to watch the Bafana Bafana


“Interestingly, some 10 195 688 people watched Bafana Bafana’s goal

at 5.15pm in-home, while 10 964 911 watched Mexico’s goal at 5.40pm – meaning

almost a million more people in South Africa witnessed Mexico’s equalising


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