Biggest AFL Grand Final TV crowd in decade

Seven’s AFL Grand Final delivers highest audience in a decade

• Seven’s AFL Grand Final delivers highest audience in a decade

Seven’s coverage of the 2016 AFL Grand Final Sydney v Western Bulldogs has amassed the highest TV ratings for the match in a decade with a combined metro and regional average of 4.089 million in-home viewers, up 16% on last year, peaking at 5.160 million viewers.

The audience in metro areas was also the highest since 2006, averaging 3.039 million in- home viewers and peaking at 3.743 million, and a dominant share of 91.2%.

Across Grand Final day, Seven’s coverage reached over 6.5 million combined in-home viewers, and 4.8 million in metro areas.

In Melbourne, an average audience of 1.446 million in-home viewers watched the Bulldogs’ fairy tale unfold, the highest Melbourne audience since the drawn 2010 Grand Final.

In Sydney, the average audience was 44% up on last year with 534,000 in-home viewers and a peak of 705,000 cheering on the gallant Swans. It was the highest Sydney audience since their winning 2012 Grand Final.

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