AFL TV audiences soar ahead of Sydney Derby XX 

The Round 4 AFL clashes between Sydney and Essendon and the GIANTS and Collingwood attracted huge TV audiences across Sydney and throughout the NSW region.

Ratings highlights from Round 4:

– The NSW audience for the Sydney Swans was up 88% on the average Thursday night NSW audience of 2019, driven by Sydney metro, up 98%.

– Thursday night’s audience in Northern NSW was up 142% and up 31% in Southern NSW.

– The average TV audience for Sydney vs Essendon across the country was 955K (551K for metro, 196K for regional and 207K for pay TV) across Australia.

– Saturday’s match between the GIANTS and Collingwood was 42% greater than the next best GIANTS audience in NSW this season.

*Note: Ratings exclude streaming services (including Kayo)

Round 5 will see the Sydney Swans host the GIANTS at the SCG on Saturday afternoon with Leon Cameron’s squad tasked with ending Sydney’s undefeated start to the season.