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Seven takes home 2022 AACTA Audience Choice award

The Seven Network’s coverage of the 2022 AFL Grand Final has been recognised in the 2022 AACTA Awards, with the on-air team led by Brian Taylor, James Brayshaw and Daisy Pearce capturing the Audience Choice Award for Best Sports Commentary Team.

Seven’s live, free and exclusive coverage of the 2022 AFL Grand Final reached a national audience of 5.76 million Australians on Channel 7. On 7plus, an additional 95,000 viewers watched the Geelong Cats triumph over the Sydney Swans on connected TVs, with 14 million minutes streamed.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “Seven’s coverage of the unmissable premiership decider, led by football’s #1 commentary team, captivated the nation and demonstrated once again why the AFL is Australia’s #1 winter sport.

“Seven’s AFL coverage, underpinned by our expert commentary and insights, showcases the passion, entertainment and exceptional competition of the AFL and why the unique spectacle brings our nation together like no other sport.

“The Seven AFL commentary team is the best in the business, and we are thrilled to have been recognised by the public as Australian’s Best Sports Commentary Team in 2022,” he said.

Excluding the Grand Final, the Final Series reached 7.8 million Australian nationally, with an average broadcast audience on Seven of 1.1 million. Nationally, Seven’s audience was up on the 2021 Final Series (the audience of which was boosted by lockdowns in some cities). The Sydney broadcast audience jumped 23% year-on-year, while the Perth audience was up 22% and the Brisbane audience increased 10%. Seven accounted for 75% of the overall television viewing of the Finals Series.

Media Release – Seven

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