AFL Grand Final tops 3 million
A Western Bulldogs fairytale win pulls in the biggest TV audience of the year.
The AFL Grand Final has drawn the biggest audience of the year, pulling a whopping 3.04m viewers for the match between Sydney and the Western Bulldogs.
It rose to 3.12m for the Presentations, a clear sign that viewers were hooked to its final quarter during a tight game.
It was the highest metro audience since 2006, according to Seven pulling a dominant share of 91.2%. Adding in regional viewers it climbed to 4.09 million viewers.
In Melbourne, an average audience of 1.446 million viewers watched the Bulldogs end a 61 year drought, the highest Melbourne audience since 2010. In Sydney, the average audience was 534,000 viewers, the highest Sydney audience since 2012.
Seven also won in primetime, buoyed by the bumper lead in.
Prior to yesterday the biggest TV audience of the year was a State of Origin match at 2.7m viewers.