AFL final scores Friday ratings win for Seven

Hawthorn’s victory over Collingwood in the AFL finals last night helped Seven to its biggest ratings share win of the week.

Though not shown on free-to-air TV in Sydney and Brisbane, big ratings in footy-mad Melbourne (604,000), and a decent following in Adelaide (196,000) and Perth (181,000) saw the match rate with 981,000 on Seven.

Though Friday night was won by Nine News – the only show to be watched by more than 1m people – the game won in every key advertising demographic.

Pre-match and post-match coverage rated with 597,000 and 584,000, respectively.

Nine’s coverage of the Rugby League quarter finals, which aired only in Sydney and Brisbane, rated with 856,000.

Seven claimed 26.1% audience share – ahead of Nine’s 21.4% and ABC1’s 9.9% according to preliminary data from OzTam.

Ten sunk to its lowest share of the week, with just 8.4%. Its highest share of the week was 10.6% on Thursday, when it’s most watched non-news show was a repeat of Modern Family.

Sunday to Friday, Seven won every night bar one – Sunday, which Nine won thanks largely to the debut of new family drama House Husbands.


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