3.01m viewers: Seven heaven as AFL breaks records
The Grand Final becomes the #1 audience of the year -with a staggering 65.8% network share.
The AFL Grand Final has broken records becoming the biggest TV audience of the year.
3.01 million metro viewers watched the Melbourne Demons overtake the Western Bulldogs, ending a 57 year drought for the Dees.
Aided by a primetime broadcast, that puts the game as the biggest AFL Grand Final since 2016 and the 5th biggest overall.
The viewing audience was, naturally, biggest in Melbourne at 1.64 million viewers, but there was a huge 483,000 in Perth and 395,000 in Sydney. Numbers will rise again with Regional and Total TV figures next week.
Seven drew a staggering 65.8% network share for Saturday night and the highest ever prime time commercial shares for any network in OzTAM history in Melbourne (88.9%), Adelaide (77.3%) and Perth (76.9%).
It all meant Seven easily won the week.
7TWO / 10 BOLD: 3.0
10 Peach: 2.6
ABC Kids TV Plus / ABC News: 1.8
7flix / 9Life: 1.6
SBS VICELAND: 1.3
SBS World Movies: 0.9
SBS Food: 0.8
10 Shake: 0.7
ABC ME: 0.3
Nine led Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Seven scored Sunday, Wednesday & Saturday. ABC bettered 10 on Wednesday & Friday.
Seven won Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth. Nine still held Sydney & Brisbane.
Best brands last week were:
Seven: AFL Grand Final (3.01m), Seven News (Sun: 1.11m), Brownlow Medal (896,000), SAS Australia (Mon: 620,000).
Nine: Nine News (Sat: 1.11m), The Block (Sun: 962,000), Rugby League NRL Prelim. Final 2 (810,000), A Current Affair (726,000).
10: Have You Been Paying Attention? (740,000), The Masked Singer (Mon reveal: 703,000), Gogglebox (529,000) and The Project (7pm: 426,000).
ABC: ABC News (750,000), Hard Quiz (623,000), 7:30 (619,000) and Australian Story (532,000).
SBS: Tony Robinson’s World By Rail (207,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (187,000), Inside Central Station (185,000) and Lost for Words (178,000).