The crowd flocks to Seven for AFL semi-final clash

Seven’s AFL’s semi-final between the Sydney Swans and Geelong Cats collected 769,000 metro viewers across Melbourne and Adelaide last night, helping Seven to a Friday night win.

The clash, which saw the Swans lose by 59 points, was the most watched program of the night other than news, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

Seven’s AFL pre-match was watched by 473,000 metro viewers while the post-match offering captured 343,000 metro viewers.

The AFL also aired on 7mate in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, managing 255,000 viewers.

Meanwhile on Nine, the NRL final between the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm grabbed 656,000 metro viewers between Sydney and Brisbane.

Nine’s Rugby League final pre game show had an audience of 401,000 across Sydney and Brisbane, while post match Nine attracted a metro audience of 526,000.

Nationally, Nine’s Rugby League final had 1.057m viewers, while Seven’s AFL match averaged 982,000.

The 6pm news battle saw Seven collect another win, with 852,000 metro viewers ahead of Nine’s 848,000.

Seven News achieved 1.393m viewers nationally, while Nine had 850,000.

Ten’s most watched show was The Project at 7pm, with 455,000 metro viewers and 662,000 viewers including regional affiliates.

Airing at 7:30pm was Ten’s The Living Room, which averaged a metro audience of 398,000, and 581,000 nationally.

ABC’s most watched program, Thirteen, reported a metro audience of 358,000, and a national audience of 512,000.

Seven won the average audience shares at 27.5%, beating Nine’s 20.3% and Ten’s 8.4%.

ABC and SBS’ shares were 7.4% and 5.3%.


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