Eyes were on the Jets and Sydney FC

The Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC Round 2 match on Saturday recorded the second highest average audience for a regular season game.

The Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC Round 2 match on Saturday recorded the second highest average audience for a regular season game.

156,000 viewers tuned in for the game at the viewer unfriendly time of 5.30pm, which makes this audience number even more impressive.

The game was also beamed live into Italy by Premier Calcio and a highlights package ran throughout Europe, North America and South East Asia.

It was a great round in general for ratings; with an average of just under 100,000 viewers per game. This equals a 44 per cent increase on Round 2 last season.

The social media activity surrounding the game was also an an all-time high. The match hashtag #SYDvJETS trended worldwide as did Emile Heskey and Alessandro Del Piero.