The 2020 Grand Final between Richmond and Geelong could have gone either way until the last quarter of the match. The first night Grand Final and the first game ever outside of Melbourne drew massive shares for Seven.
Seven’s network share was 65.8% on Saturday night with 60.8% watching the primary channel.
The primary channel shares across the metro markets as follows:
The preliminary audience figure from OzTAM for the Grand Final:
3,812,000 (Metro 2,979,000 Regional 833,000)
The 2020 audience is well up on 2019 when 2,939,000 tuned in with 2,197,000 in metro markets. 2020 is the biggest AFL Grand Final audience since 2016 when 4,121,000 were watching Western Bulldogs defeat Sydney Swans.
TV ratings breakdown by market:
Northern NSW 131,000
Southern NSW 120,000
Western Australia 82,000