Posted: 2 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Western Bulldogs Premiership One Of The Most Watched Games In History
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.