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Easter Monday

Typically held early in the season, the Easter Monday match is considered a marquee fixture by the AFL. Since 2010, this match has been played by Hawthorn and Geelong.

Year Round Time Home Away Ladder Margin Venue Attendance
2010 2 1410 Hawthorn Geelong 1v6 9 MCG 68628
2011 5 1440 Hawthorn Geelong 3v2 19 MCG 78579
2012 2 1510 Geelong Hawthorn 6v11 2 MCG 69231
2013 1 1520 Hawthorn Geelong N/A 7 MCG 76300
2014 5 1520 Geelong Hawthorn 2v1 19 MCG 80222
2015 1 1520 Hawthorn Geelong N/A 62 MCG 73584
2016 1 1520 Geelong Hawthorn N/A 30 MCG 74218
2017 4 1520 Hawthorn Geelong 18v3 86 MCG 62360
2018 2 1520 Geelong Hawthorn 3v9 1 MCG 73189
2019 5 1520 Hawthorn Geelong 9v1 23 MCG 66347
2020
2021 3 1520 Geelong Hawthorn 11v13 5 MCG 50030
2022 5 1520 Hawthorn Geelong 11v5 MCG
* 2011 played on Tuesday, due to Easter Monday also being ANZAC Day. 2020 not played due to COVID shutdown.

 

TV Ratings

  • Average Melbourne FTA Rating – 342,000
  • Record Melbourne FTA Rating – 393,000 in 2012.
  • Lowest Melbourne FTA Rating – 269,000 in 2021.
  • Average 5 City Rating – 589,000
  • Record 5 City FTA Rating – 739,000 in 2011.
  • Lowest 5 City FTA Rating – 463,000 in 2021.
  • Average National FTA Rating – 742,000 (since 2014)
  • Record National FTA Rating – 795,000 in  2016 (regionals not included before 2014)
  • Lowest National FTA Rating – 606,000 in 2021
  • Average Foxtel Rating – 280,000 (since 2012, match not shown on Foxtel before this)
  • Record Foxtel Rating – 335,000 in 2012
  • Lowest Foxtel Rating – 202,000 in 2021

Data; Oztam, AFL Tables.