2.465m metro viewers watched Collingwood defeat Brisbane Lions in a nail biting AFL Grand Final.
Only overshadowed by Matildas matches at the FIFA World Cup this year, that number will rise when Total TV is confirmed later today, with regional and BVOD audiences.
There were 1.15m in Melbourne alone, plus 414,000 in Brisbane and 324,000 in Sydney.
It eclipses 2022’s 2.18m when Geelong defeated Sydney Swans.
Played out of primetime, Seven nevertheless won Saturday with a 37.0% share easily overshadowing Nine’s 24.4%.
This post updates.