AFL Grand Final 2020 TV ratings: Seven share close to 80% in Melbourne

Biggest AFL Grand Final TV audience since 2016

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:
Sydney 40.8%
Melbourne 78.7%
Brisbane 48.9%
Adelaide 54.4%
Perth 46.5%

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:
Sydney 413,000
Melbourne 1,583,000
Brisbane 383,000
Adelaide 265,000
Perth 335,000

Queensland 141,000
Northern NSW 131,000
Southern NSW 120,000
Victoria 260,000
Tasmania 98,000
Western Australia 82,000

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