The numbers for the AFL Grand Final hit a staggering 3.2m viewers yesterday.
They top the preliminary 3.1m for The Voice: The Winner Announced (but it reached 3.23m with Timeshifted data). It was nearly a record for the football -the highest rated AFL Grand Final since OzTAM began was 3.39m in 2005.
Seven tactfully divided the match into separate portions with the Presentations at 3.19m, and the bulk of the match still on a whopping 2.93m viewers. There were 1.4m viewers in Melbourne alone and another 740,000 in Sydney -not including clubs, pubs and restaurants.
As a result Seven easily won the week. TEN lost to ABC, just, for the seventh week in a row.
SBS ONE: 4.8%
ABC News 24: 0.9
SBS TWO: 0.8
Nine won 16-39, 18-49 and Seven won 25-54.
Seven ranked first every night except Thursday, which fell to Nine. TEN lost every night to the ABC except Friday and Saturday.
Seven was also first in all 5 cities.
Aside from AFL, Seven’s other performers were Seven News (Sat: 1.88m, Sun: 1.39m, weeknights: 1.18m), The X Factor (1.63m / 1.42m), Sunday Night (1.62m), Border Security (1.24m) and Air Ways (1.16m).
60 Minutes (1.4m) was best for Nine then House Husbands (1.2m), Nine News (weeknights: 1.1m, Sunday: 1.08m), The Footy Show (1.06m) and Big Brother (Eviction 1.02m).
ABC News (weeknights: 1.01m, Sun: 917,000) topped ABC1 followed by Call the Midwife (983,000), Great Southern Land (948,000), Australian Story (936,000) and Gruen Planet (916,000).
NCIS (704,000) was best for TEN then TEN News (666,000), Puberty Blues (654,000) a Modern Family repeat (611,000) and Can of Worms (592,000).
On SBS ONE it was Coast (354,000), Who Do You Think You Are? and Prohibition (both 340,000) and Rebuilding the Past (290,000).