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2020 ratings

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  1. The_Wookie

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    Sunday GEM was 20k
     
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    National Rugby League

    Round 9 of the NRL season rated more than 3.5 million viewers across the Nine network and Foxleague, as the NRL reach 33 million viewers for the season, down 4.92% on the 2019 season, but from two fewer matches, including ANZAC day fixtures (held in round 7, 2019)

    The highest rating NRL game of the round was the Sunday afternoon clash between the Knights and Panthers which averaged approximately 800,000 viewers including 328,000 metro viewers on Nine and GEM, an estimated 240,000 regional viewers and 292,000 viewers on Foxleague.

    Saturday nights clash between the Raiders and Storm was the highest rating NRL game on Foxleague with 314,000 viewers.

    For the NRL, broadcast averages across both free and subscription television are down -4.74% to an average of 463,000 per game. FTA averages are down 4.33% to an average of 580,000 per game, with both the major Brisbane and Sydney markets down, while the three GEM cities are up 10.94%.

    Foxtel ratings averages are up 1.14% to an average of 245,000. Foxtel ratings make up 53% of the total NRL ratings pie.

    As always, please note the all ratings data is sourced from OzTAM and RegTAM and does not include Kayo, 9Now, other streaming services or mobile application data unless specified.

     
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    Can we trust these figures considering the knights played parra , not the panthers .

    Ratings down from 2019 due to channel 9, I don’t know who that new caller is but that’s a horrendous and boring voice and because of their love vest with qld they generally been having the worst games on FTA.
     
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    This is interesting

    Foxtel ratings averages are up 1.14% to an average of 245,000.

    I would have thought a lot of people would have turned off Fox during early Covid and gone back via KAYO. Maybe its more that Fox ended up with better games than expected given no one wants to watch Broncos on FTA every week?
     
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    Normally Nine broadcasts four FTA games a week during Easter and ANZAC Day rounds. It didn't happen this year because the code was in lockdown. So the NRL did lose FTA viewers from those two games. (Good Friday and ANZAC Day)
     
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    literally in the first paragraph

     
  7. Perth Red

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    Round 10

    roosters v raiders
    Fta Metro 325k (syd 202k bris 122k)
    ptv 242k

    Storm v Titans
    ptv

    Wests v Broncos
    fta metro 338k (syd 182k bris 140k other 16k)
    ptv
     
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    Why are the AFL ratings going so well and the NRL going so bad? By all reports the AFL's football quality on the field has pretty diabolical, whereas the NRL product has been superb.

    Can anyone make any sense of this? The online streaming serveices like Kayo shouldn't be the reason, due to both codes are in the same boat there, right?

    Have people really turned off Rugby League by that many numbers even though the product is fantastic?
     
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    We've always believed that one of the reasons the AFL didnt rate more was the length of time the game went for - and they've compressed the game time which prevents ratings from drifting too far.

    People arent switching off rugby league - they just arent using FTA tv as much.

    NRL Fox is holding steady - but accounts for 52% of all NRL ratings this season, whereas its only 35% for the AFL. The NRL is rating well in the VPM numbers, taking out the top 5 streaming spots on the oztam list every week (this includes 9 Now/Foxtel Go/Now but not Kayo.
     
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    Is there a chance that kayo numbers are included with Foxtel Now? Since its essentially the same stream
     
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    I dont believe so.
     
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    I imagine I like many others have ditched the woeful coverage by 9 for Fox and Kayo. I myself have moved from Fox sport to Kayo and will cancel Foxtel altogether when my contact is up.
     
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    Ch9 are driving people away from the game, regardless of the rule changes.
     
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    I heard him the other day when I was flicking through the channels. Hes got no excitement in his voice at all - sounds more like a priest at Sunday meetings - very dull and dreary. Another masterstroke from ch9. To think they got rid of Vossy. I certainly hope channel 9 isn't our only option for our FTA. carrier.
     
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    I would argue the quality of the footy has been way down this year on previous seasons. There are 8 shit teams and 8 good ones meaning on average 4 good games and 4 boring arse ones.
     
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    this round showed that for sure. I only bothered watching two games.
     
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    I wouldn't say the quality of football as a whole has gotten worse, theres been a handull of really good games this year. But the number of shit teams and how shit those teams are is definatley moreso than other years
     
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    I wonder if the rule changes have shown up,the gap to be wider. A bit like at international level where the gap between teams is cruelly obvious. Small gap equals big points in RL, especially this year it seems.
     
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    Round 10
    Thursday
    roosters v raiders
    Fta Metro 325k (syd 202k bris 122k)
    ptv 242k

    Friday
    Storm v Titans
    ptv 204k
    Wests v Broncos
    fta metro 338k (syd 182k bris 140k other 16k)
    ptv 265k

    Saturday STV
    SEA EAGLES V EELS FOX LEAGUE 282k
    RABBITOHS V KNIGHTS FOX LEAGUE 262k
    DRAGONS V BULLDOGS FOX LEAGUE 166k


    Sunday
    Panthers v Cowboys
    FTA? Did it not reach top 20????
    STV 217k

    Warriors v Sharks STV 135k
     
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    No competition from the Qld sides is the big ratings killer.
     

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