Overnight TV ratings Metro Saturday September 25
Seven was the place to be on Saturday night, dominating TV ratings with a network primary share of 61.9%.
Seven scored well in all markets but the Melbourne primary channel share was 80.6%.
(See separate feature about Week 39 TV ratings.)
TV ratings: Seven
The final AFL match of 2021 is the only game Seven has exclusively live and it delivered on all fronts.
Favourites Melbourne got away to a strong start in the first quarter before the Bulldogs fought back to lead at half time. The Bulldogs looked like they were going to steal the game as they led by 19 points in the third quarter. The Demons had other ideas and a stunning 93-point turnaround with 17 goals in one-and-a-half-quarters resulted in a Demon 74-point win. Just look at these numbers:
Seven network primary share: 61.9%
Sydney 36.1%, Melbourne 80.6%, Brisbane 36.3%, Adelaide 63.3%, Perth 66.0%.
The metro Grand Final audience was 3,006,000 with the following splits:
The second NRL Preliminary Final screened late afternoon with 810,000 watching Penrith hang on in a low scoring game. The Storm were just unable to score when it mattered in the second half, with Penrith doing enough to secure a place in the Grand Final against South Sydney next weekend.
Rugby Australia wasn’t daunted by a Saturday night AFL Grand Final and proceeded with the Wallabies v Argentina clash. The audience was 269,000 which is a good result considering the viewing alternatives.
It was a tough night to draw an audience with the channel up against live sport on Seven and Nine.
Bondi Rescue was on 102,000, The Dog House did 178,000 followed by two UK episodes of Ambulance with audiences of 145,000 and 122,000.
The familiar Saturday night line-up saw 234,000 watching The Durrells and then 143,000 staying on for The Trial of Christine Keeler.
The Battle of Britain had 123,000 watching at 7.30pm.
Saturday TV ratings Metro primetime shares primary/network
ABC 4.3% (6.5%)
Seven 61.9% (65.8%)
Nine 10.8% (16.0%)
10 3.4% (7.7%)
SBS 2.4% (4.0%)
Saturday TV ratings Metro top 20 all people
|1||SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: MELBOURNE V WESTERN BULLDOGS||Channel 7||3,006,000|
|2||SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONS||Channel 7||2,667,000|
|3||SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUND||Channel 7||2,266,000|
|4||SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRE MATCH ENTERTAINMENT||Channel 7||1,464,000|
|5||SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: POST MATCH||Channel 7||1,275,000|
|6||NINE NEWS SATURDAY||Channel 9||1,107,000|
|7||SEVEN NEWS SATURDAY||Channel 7||1,107,000|
|8||RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES PF2||Channel 9||810,000|
|9||SEVEN NEWS – SATURDAY – EARLY||Channel 7||663,000|
|10||A CURRENT AFFAIR – SATURDAY||Channel 9||478,000|
|11||ABC NEWS||ABC TV||429,000|
|12||LIVE: NRL: PF STORM V PANTHERS||FOX LEAGUE||320,000|
|13||RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES PF2 -PRE MATCH||Channel 9||289,000|
|14||WEEKEND SUNRISE – SATURDAY||Channel 7||288,000|
|15||SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PREVIEW||Channel 7||286,000|
|16||SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE||Channel 9||272,000|
|17||WEEKEND SUNRISE – SATURDAY – LATE||Channel 7||270,000|
|18||THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 AUS V ARG||Gem, Channel 9||269,000|
|19||10 NEWS FIRST SATURDAY||Channel 10||258,000|
|20||THE DURRELLS||ABC TV||234,000|
Saturday Sports FTA and STV
AFL Grand Final
Melbourne v Western Bulldogs
Seven 3,909,000 (Metro 3,006,000 Regional 903,000)
NRL Preliminary Final
1,216,000 (Metro 810,000 Regional 406,000)
Australia v Argentina
407,000 (Metro 269,000 Regional 138,000)