A thrilling historic victory for the Western Bulldogs has seen the AFL achieve another massive ratings outcome on Saturday night with the Dogs/Giants clash attracting 2.385 million viewers compared with 1.652 million for the NRL.
The GWS Giants vs. Western Bulldogs clash scored a National Free to Air (FTA) average audience of 1.820 Million (peak of 2.852 million).
An additional 565,000 viewers watched the game on Fox Footy setting a new record for AFL on Pay-TV, and lifting the total National average audience to 2.385 million.
The metro 5 City average audience for the game on Seven and 7Mate was 1,355 Million (peak 2.121 Million) - this included an average FTA audience of 736,000 viewers in Melbourne (peak 1,109 Million). 169,000 in Sydney (peak 315k). 79,000 in Brisbane (120k). 188,000 in Perth (peak 287k). and 183,000 in Adelaide (peak 290k).
The Melbourne Storm vs. Canberra Raiders NRL clash achieved a National Free to Air average audience of 1.277 Million (Metro: 801,000 / Regional: 476,000) on Nine and 9Gem. FTA audience for the game peaked at 1.867 Million nationally.
An additional 375,000 viewers watched the game on Fox Sports, meaning the total National average audience was 1.652 million.
In Sydney the game had an average FTA audience of 330,000 (peak of 464,000) In Brisbane the game attracted an average audience of 253,000 (peak of 315,000). While in Melbourne the game had an average audience 188,000 (peak of 316,000)