The Collingwood Magpies finished the 2016 AFL home and away season at the 12th position on the ladder with a record of nine wins against 13 losses, due mainly to a poor start in the first half of the season.
The thing that they did do better at than any of the other 17 teams in the league, however, was filling the seats of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
They drew almost one million spectators, finishing with an attendance figure of 972,219. Hawthorn was second at 926,150 and the Richmond Tigers at 900,137 were the only other clubs to exceed the 900,000 level, so far at least where teams playing at MCG are concerned.
Far to the south, the Adelaide Crows drew 906,450, third league-wide, and the only team playing outside the MCG to reach that level. In three home and away appearances at the MCG in 2016, over 100,000 total came out to see the locals who call MCG home ground.
Given that MCG is home ground to many, it is no wonder they led the league as far as venues are concerned, its 2.1 million almost double the 1.39 million claimed by Etihad Stadium. Adelaide Oval, home of the Crows and the Power, was the other ground to exceed one million in attendance.