2020 ratings

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  1. T-Boon

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    Manly is presently just a small suburban club that I think should relocate somewhere like Wellington or Adelaide.
     
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    First game back, Ours rated very well and above norm as well.
    Surprised more Sydney people didnt tune in to watch Broncos get an expected good hiding! 195,000 in a RL city of 5mill is pretty sad.

    "The NRL clash between Manly and Brisbane did 394,000 with 195,000 in Sydney and 182,000 in Brisbane."
    https://www.mediaweek.com.au/tv-rat...gwood-biggest-regular-night-game-in-a-decade/
     
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    Gee looks like we copped an absolute spanking in the ratings this weekend looking at the mediaweek site. Hopefully it's just because it was first round back for the afl.
     
  7. Perth Red

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    Do the fox numbers include kayo or just STV? Nines figures soon dropped!
    326,000 people fta out of two city population of 7.5million is pretty disappointing for a Friday night.
     
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    The numbers never include Kayo unless specified. Nines FTA metro numbers have been dropping for some time now, aggregate figures being picked up by Fox though. (The opposite of what appears to be happening with the AFL where the traffic moved to FTA from Fox)
     
  9. The Mad Hatter

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    Correct me if I’m wrong but ratings numbers don’t include
    Canberra
    Regional NSW
    South Coast
    Newcastle / Hunter
    Central Coast
    Gold Coast
    Central or Northern Qld
    NZ
    ???
     
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    metro ratings dont include that - although Gold coast has both metro and regional boxes. regional ratings include those areas all but NZ. There is no data for NZ and hasnt been since 2014. Its just wild guesses at this point. I tried to figure it out using the percentage increases/decreases reported since, but they arent available for every year and I couldnt get a figure that was satisfactory for myself at least.
     
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    Well in the argument over extending the Ch9 deal, the NRL can at least make the claim it's protecting the brand by not going too early there. Ch9 just shocking really. Time for 10 to have a go.
     
  13. The Mad Hatter

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    Interesting...
    From SMH

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/afl/hawks-fly-but-afl-ratings-slip-for-seven-fox-20200619-p554c2.html


    AFL fans helped Seven to record AFL ratings last week but the thirst dissipated come Thursday night's clash between Richmond and Hawthorn, with the network enduring an average fall of more than 450,000 national viewers.

    Seven revealed on Friday an average national audience of 824,000 had tuned in to the opening match of round three at the MCG, a major drop on last week's return to football after the COVID-19 hiatus when the Thursday night draw between power clubs Collingwood and the Tigers enjoyed a record national average of 1.275 million for a prime-time match.
    The metro ratings across Australia also slipped, from an average of 1.02 million last week to 624,000. However, Seven said this was still up 6 per cent compared to last year's average of its Thursday night coverage.

    Seven also took heart from stellar ratings in Melbourne, where an average of 398,000 tuned in, up 15 per cent year on year and making it the most-watched show outside of its prime-time news bulletin in Melbourne on the night.

    A week after signing a rights extension with the AFL until the end of 2024, Seven was also buoyed by the ratings in the two northern markets, particularly as the match did not involve any of the four teams from either NSW or Queensland.

    Seven said it had enjoyed an average audience of 35,182 in Sydney, up 20 per cent year on year for a Thursday night clash, while Brisbane's average audience of 29,628 was 18 per cent higher than last year's metro average.

    The Hawks' shock thumping of the Tigers secured a solid response at Foxtel, for it was the No.1 rating show of the pay-television operator with an average audience of 235,000, ahead of the NRL clash between the Newcastle Knights and Brisbane Broncos (220,000).

    Seven had taken delight in its average metro audience of Thursday night thumping the NRL's free-to-air average of 326,000, broadcast on Nine, the owner of this masthead.



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    However, Fox Footy's audience had also dipped from last Thursday's audience of 342,000, which in turn had been slightly lower than the 351,000 of round one between Carlton and the Tigers which had been its best for the Thursday night opener. These figures do not include those for Fox Sports' streaming service, Kayo.

    Foxtel and Seven West Media renegotiated revised contractual terms at a lower cost until the end of the current deal of 2022 because of the financial fall-out of the coronavirus pandemic but Foxtel opted against inking a two-year extension because it wants some exclusivity on matches involving interstate teams in their home market.
     
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    In fairness, it was two Melbourne AFL teams - that's always going to do well in Melbourne.
    Brisbane RL interest is in the dumps. Sydney's about normal. I think RL fans don't watch much League unless their team is playing.
     
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    I think it's deeper than that.

    We've lost the casual sports fan who use to see league as a must watch, years of being bashed in the media has damaged the game so much that it has left only the 'rusted' on supporters.

    That is the market we desperately need to win back.
     
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    Also don't forget these are metro only ratings which favour the AFL because they exclude half of the QLD population that lives outside Brisbane where as the majority of the Victorian population live in Melbourne.
     
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    I think it has been more to do with the wrestle, structure, completions...general boring defence dominant football on show.
     
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    Newcastle is a regional team so there ratings are shown either.
     
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    FNF needs to be an event.
     

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