Posted: 2 October, 2016 by Footy Newsroom

Western Bulldogs Premiership One Of The Most Watched Games In History

Ratings bonanza!

Tags: AFL

(Image: Getty)

The AFL has confirmed yesterday's grand final between the Western Bulldogs and Sydney was one of the most watched football games in VFL/AFL history.

The Dogs won an epic premiership, their first in 62 years, and it will go down as the fourth-most watched match ever.

Their 22-point win saw a combined metro and regional average of 4.089 million viewers on Channel 7 - the highest ratings in a decade.

It peaked at 5.160 million in the dying moments of the match.

Only three grand finals have out-rated it - the 1996 (North Melbourne/Sydney, 4.4 million), 2005 (Sydney/West Coast, 4.4 million) and 2006 (West Coast/Sydney, 4.15 million) deciders.

Tags: AFL

To Read Next