The decision was cause for heated debate amongst football supporters after being announced in September, and the future of the start time is yet to be determined. The Sydney Swans look dejected following the 2016 AFL Grand Final match. Richmond secure third premiership in four years, Scott, Danger, topping up: Where the Cats went wrong, One-off or the way of the future? It came after AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan finally got his wish to see a season decider played under lights, with the traditional 2.30pm time slot pushed back to 7.30pm AEDT. THE BULLDOGS WERE RIDICULOUSLY INEXPERIENCED, . At its peak, when the game was in its dying minutes of the final quarter, 5.160 million viewers were watching. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. It … Round Table: Does free agency need fixing? Seven Network's coverage of this year's AFL Grand Final has amassed the highest television ratings for the match since Seven took back free-to-air screening rights in 2007. Easton Wood, Robert Murphy of the Bulldogs and Luke Beveridge, coach of the Bulldogs celebrate with the 2016 AFL Premiership Cup during the 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 1, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.Credit:Scott Barbour. Round Table: Who is under the most pressure to make the Grand Final? Media in category "2016 AFL Grand Final" The following 20 files are in this category, out of 20 total. We have a look at how each player is ranked heading into the decider. The ruckman's mobility to push forward will be crucial in Saturday's clash against the Bulldogs. In Melbourne, an average audience of 1.446 million in-home viewers watched the Bulldogs fairytale unfold, the highest Melbourne audience since the drawn 2010 Grand Final between Collingwood and St Kilda. This page was last edited on 30 January 2019, at 11:53. Toby McLean: Barely played at senior level in the second half of the season but has impressed in the Dogs' run to the big day. Below are the winners of the Grand Final since the first one in 1898, over 110 years ago. "It's a completely different spectacle, and great that I've experienced both, but I'm really not fussed too much.". A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. "As a code we have a responsibility to take the game to as many eyeballs as possible and, gee, there would have been a lot watching tonight at three-quarter time. Read about the AFL finals system. Jack's clean hands in traffic are a major asset for the Swans. Kieren Jack: The co-captain is the ultimate team player, capable of playing through the midfield and across half-back or wherever is needed. Jason Johannisen: The speedy half-back sunk the Swans in round 15 earlier this year with his goal at the death and he would love to recreate that moment on Saturday.