2.2m as AFL Grand Final tops year so far

Ratings: Grand Final may be down but still tops the year. Masked Singer ignites for 10.

The AFL Grand Final has pulled the biggest audience of 2019 at 2.2m viewers in 5 city metro.

Naturally Melbourne was the biggest audience at 991,000 viewers followed by Sydney (372,000) and Brisbane (317,000).

There were also 742,000 watching in regional areas, totalling averaging 2.939 million combined.

2.2m viewers pushes the game past the 2.18m viewers who watched State of Origin I, previously the record holder for 2019.

However the figure is down on 2018 (2.62m) and 2017 (2.68m) and is the lowest since OzTAM ratings began. As always figures don’t include those watching in clubs, bbqs and assorted gatherings and modern introductions have included the AFL Live app.

Played out of primetime the game doesn’t factor into daily share for Seven, so an NRL Preliminary Final saw Nine win the night.

Elsewhere last week 10’s Masked Singer is off to a running start with both shows over the magic million. Gruen returned strong for ABC despite an audio glitch in several cities.

Seven: 30.2
Nine: 29.9
10: 17.0
ABC: 15.7
SBS: 7.1

Primary channel:
Nine: 21.9
Seven: 21.3
10: 11.5
ABC: 11.3
SBS: 4.2

9GO! / 10 BOLD: 3.5
7mate: 3.2
7TWO: 3.1
9GEM: 2.6
ABC KIDS Comedy: 2.5
10 Peach: 2.1
7flix: 2.0
9Life: 1.9
ABC News: 1.4
SBS World Movies: 0.7
7food: 0.6
ABC ME: 0.5
NITV: 0.1

Nine won the demos 16-39 and 25-54.

Nine led on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Seven won Monday and Thursday. 10 beat Nine on Monday. ABC bettered 10 on Sunday, Wednesday & Saturday.

Seven claimed victory in Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth. Nine won Sydney & Brissy.

Best brands last week were:

Seven: AFL Grand Final (2.2m), Seven News (Sat: 1.15m), Brownlow Medal (895,000) and Australia’s Got Talent (Winner announced: 752,000).

Nine: The Block (Sun: 1.15m), NRL (Prelim. Final 2: 880,000), Nine News (872,000) and A Current Affair (695,000).

10: The Masked Singer (Launch: 1.16m), Have You Been Paying Attention? (821,000), Gogglebox (558,000) and BH90210 (468,000).

ABC: Gruen (757,000), Australian Story (689,000), Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (663,000) and ABC News (Sun: 649,000).

SBS: Britain’s Ancient Tracks (225,000), Pompeii: Life Before Death (214,000), Britain’s Most Historic Towns (199,000) and Insight (194,000).

7 Responses

    1. Yep and I was at an AFL GF BBQ for that one and even though Geelong were up by 52 points at half-time a few still thought Geelong could lose it because of their form over the years after half-time (which really still hasn’t changed much when you look at the Richmond Prelim). In fact at half-time in 2007 Port Adelaide were 4.3 (27) so still higher than GWS’s final score of 3.7 (25), must be a little concerning to the AFL as well that only 10,000 more households tuned into watch GWS play than watched the West Coast v Collingwood one last year.

      Sure figures are down elsewhere like Perth, but you’d expect that and ratings as a whole are down over the year so you’d expect these to follow suit as well, Collingwood v Richmond may have got higher, would be a good one to know of really (if it’s just a ratings are down trend).

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