Saturday AFL Crowds and Television

A big Saturday block of AFL matches played up and down the east coast with matches in Launceston, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast.

Sevens Saturday night football was a combined ratings affair between the Tigers/Bulldogs and Suns/Roos matches with an average audience of 399,000 watching on free to air television, with a reach of 1.447 million. This is the lowest Saturay AFL broadcast on Seven this season – both reach and average. Saturday night telecasts of the AFL average 498,000 this season, with an average reach of 1.62 million

It was the Hawthorn who kicked things off at UTAS Stadium where 15,1112 watched them take on St Kilda. This match was not broadcast on free to air television, and Fox data is not expected until Tuesday.

The Giants headed to Melbourne where they faced the Bombers at Marvel Stadium in front of 37,295. The Bombres now average 62,289 for the season and 40,854 at Marvel Stadium. This game was broadcast on free to air television into NSW only, and data is unlikely to be available,

The Tigers hosted the Bulldogs at the MCG in front of 38,007 fans. The Tigers average 43,693 this season at the MCG. This was the national broadcast game on Seven, although it wasnt shown in Queensland.

Gold Coast headed on over to Darwin where they played the Roos in front of some sort of crowd. This match was shown on FTA into Queensland only,

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