Seven’s night as the AFL pays off

The Glenn Dyer breakdown: A quiet night, enlivened by the second home and away AFL match of the year between Richmond and Carlton. The game averaged 665,000 metro viewe

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The Glenn Dyer breakdown: A quiet night, enlivened by the second home and away AFL match of the year between Richmond and Carlton. The game averaged 665,000 metro viewers in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. 444,000 watched in Melbourne, the biggest audience in any market last night. But just 91,000 watched on 7mate in Sydney (40,000) and Brisbane (51,000). In regional areas a further 125,000 watched. The total FTA audience was 971,000. On Pay TV, 244,500 watched on Fox Footy. All up a total for the night of a over 1.2 million viewers, which is not to be sneezed at.

Nine’s The NRL Footy Show averaged a low 228,000 for Sydney (147,000) and Brisbane (81,000.) Including 154,000 in regional areas, a total of 382,000 watched nationally.

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