A-League Grand Final Sets Ratings Record On Australia's Fox Sports
Football Federation Australia "has been boosted" by the news that the A-League Grand Final "delivered record television ratings for broadcast partner Fox Sports," according to SOCCEREX. The A-League Grand Final on Sunday, in which the Central Coast Mariners defeated Western Sydney 2-0, drew a record 296,000 viewers on Fox Sports. The game "surpassed the previous record," the 2007 Grand Final between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United, by 14,000 viewers. It also "smashed last year’s Grand Final average audience by an increase of 38%" (SOCCEREX, 4/24).