AFL beats NRL in grand final ratings

11.AFL beats NRL in grand final ratings


(Australian Associated Press)

The AFL kicked more goals than rugby league on the weekend with more viewers watching the AFL grand final than the Rugby League grand final.

The AFL grand final was the most watched program all weekend, followed by the NRL grand final, according to OzTAM.

The AFL showdown had a bigger audience, with 2.635 million viewers on Saturday compared to Sunday’s rugby battle which drew an audience of 2.315 million.

AFL and rugby-related programs dominated the ratings all weekend, with AFL finals-related coverage in the top four most-watched programs on Saturday, followed by Seven News.

On Sunday, rugby league related programs came in the top three of most-watched shows, followed by Nine News and Seven News.


1. AFL grand final (Seven) – 2.635 million

2. AFL grand final presentations (Seven) – 2.205 million

3. Grand final: on the ground (Seven) – 2.048 million

4. AFL grand final post match (Seven) – 1.599 million

5. Seven News (Seven) – 1.368 million

6. AFL grand final pre-match entertainment (Seven) – 1.131 million

7. ABC news (ABC) – 938,000

8. New Tricks (ABC) – 882,000

9. Star Wars episode I: The Phantom Menace (Seven) – 830,000

10.Nine News (Nine) – 745,000


1. NRL grand final (Nine) – 2.315 million

2. NRL grand final presentation (Nine) – 2.202 million

3. NRL grand final entertainment (Nine) – 1.308 million

4. Nine News Sunday (Nine) – 1.265 million

5. Seven News (Seven) – 1.038 million

6. Sunday Night (Seven) 869,000

7. Vera (ABC) – 648,000

8. ABC News (ABC) 587,000

9. NRL grand final first division (Nine) – 499,000

10.The Footy Show presents – Highway to Happiness (Nine) – 450,000

* Source: OzTAM


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