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Discussion in 'NRL Media Watch' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Feb 23, 2020.
Maybe if Kayo makes up a 1.1m aggregate ratings gap over the weekend.
Posted this in expansion thread but thought it relevant for here as well. Interestingly whenthe Broncos are on FTA it boosts audience in Brisbane significantly, but it reduces audience in Sydney. On a Thursday this season so far it is creating a net loss of 30k viewers per game (metro) for Broncos games v non Broncos games on Thursday FTA
Friday night FTA games (Metro only)
Games featuring broncos:
Metro total Sydney Brisbane
Cowboys v Broncos
390,000 185,000 205,000
Broncos v Rabbitohs
359,000 178,000 181,000
Games not featuring Broncos
Roosters v Dragons
422,000 268,000 154,000
Storm v Souths
422,000 206,000 (Melb)96,000 120,000
Eels v Panthers
304,000 204,000 100,000
Panthers v Storm
297,000 184,000 113,000
Roosters v Souths
422,000 268,000 154,000
Friday Brisbane audience avg
games featuring Broncos 193k
games not featuring Broncos 128k
Sydney Audience avg
games featuring Broncos 181k
games not featuring Broncos 226k
Thursday night games featuring Broncos (Metro only)
Broncos v Eels
535,000 (Sydney 286,000 Brisbane 249,000)
Broncos v Roosters
342,000 (Sydney 211,000 Brisbane 131,000)
Manly v Broncos
377,000 (Sydney 195,000 Brisbane 182,000)
Knights v Broncos
301,000 (Sydney 163,000 Brisbane 138,000)
Thursday not featuring Brisbane
Eels v Bulldogs
391,000 (Sydney 247,000 Brisbane 144,000)
Panthers v Rabbits
353,000 (Sydney 247,000 Brisbane 106,000)
Storm v Roosters
339,000(Sydney 226,000 Brisbane 113,000)
Thursday Brisbane audience avg
Featuring Broncos 175k
Not featuring Broncos 121k
Thursday Sydney avg
Featuring Broncos 214k
Not Featuring Broncos 240k
I’m guessing this thread won’t have as much activity for a while.
At the moment the Broncos are rating like shit because there performing like shit. When there in form they rate extremely well as does Qld.
A Big game between two interstate metro sides each week is sadly what our game is missing. And the main reason we need a second Brisbane team.
Yes Broncos form isnt helping their cause for sure, and the sample is relatively small at the moment but it is interesting to look at the whole picture of the Broncos FTA games and what the stats show in terms of Brisbane audiences and Sydney audiences for those games. Its not surprising Brisbane is up and Sydney is down but the amounts are quite surprising.
We beat fumbleball last night in the ratings
Storm v Roosters 910,000
(Metro 377,000 Regional 267,000)
Carton v stkida 892,000
(Metro 512,000 Regional 165,000)
Wait I thought no one liked watching the storm? This forum with its finger on the pulse as always.
I think after 6 views ,we got the message Billy the Kid.
In fact we all love watching the Sydney Rorters
You are comparing apples with oranges here. We don't have any Saturday night FTA games for starters.
Slot in a FTA game of RL and things get interesting to say the least. I have said it before, I know families(3) that would love to watch RL on FTA on a Saturday night who don't have PTV, so instead watch AFL. They have now become accustomed to it now and their kids go to games and started to play it.
Great job NRL. Looking after the future of the game really well...the future of the AFL that is.
Was it a trouncing?
NRL ready to use soaring ratings as launch pad for broadcast talks
NRL acting CEO Andrew Abdo is keen to talk to the Nine Network again.
Senior Sports Writer
8:38PM July 3, 2020
When ARL Commission chair Peter V’landys sat down with Nine Network boss Hugh Marks not so long ago to discuss an extension to their existing agreement, the broadcaster demanded more entertainment. Well Hugh, are you entertained?
Melbourne and the Sydney Roosters put together the game of the season on Thursday night. Some have suggested it may have been the greatest regular season game in recent history. Ratings have soared since the NRL returned from its COVID-19 shutdown and rugby league is suddenly in a position of strength.
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Not surprisingly, there is now talk that they will sit down with Nine again in coming weeks to reopen talks about extending their existing deal, which runs until the end of 2022.
This was exactly what V’landys and his fellow commissioners envisaged when they brought in rule changes designed to speed up the game and remove the wrestle.
“I promised the broadcasters we would make it more entertaining,” V’landys said. “That was a great game – one of the best games I have ever seen. We wanted to make the game more free flowing and get rid of the wrestle. And we will keep making changes.
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“I think it is better. There is more fatigue. It is more entertaining. You can’t say it is not more entertaining.”
Hard to argue as the Roosters and Storm produced yet another classic. The game attracted 910,000 viewers overall – 644,000 on Nine and 266,000 on Fox League. The corresponding AFL game between Carlton and St Kilda had 892,000 viewers, giving rugby league a resounding victory.
Storm win absolute thriller
NRL: The Melbourne Storm edged past the Sydney Roosters 27-25 in a golden point thriller at Suncorp Stadium.
Ratings on Fox League this year have skyrocketed since the game returned from the enforced break. They were up 16 per cent heading into round seven on the back of rule changes.
While Foxtel struck an extension that guarantees they will retain a share of rugby league until the end of 2027, Marks needed to be convinced the code was heading in the right direction. Hopefully he tuned in Thursday night.
“We certainly both agreed to get back together in the next couple of weeks,” NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo said.
“There is certainly an appetite on both parties to sit down and work out an extension. That is an important part for us because it lays the foundation for certainty that we can plan around.
“We still have a long way to go. There is still 12 and a bit rounds to go. We need to be very vigilant and mindful of the fact we still have a pandemic and the situation in Victoria.
“But we are certainly very pleased with the way everyone has worked together to make it happen.”
Even the spectre of controversy and some injury scares couldn’t take the gloss off a memorable night in Brisbane.
Roosters fans flooded social media to complain about an apparent Brandon Smith knock-on in the lead-up to the game-winning penalty goal, kicked by Storm skipper Cameron Smith in golden point extra time.
Having reviewed footage of the incident from a host of angles, NRL head of football Graham Annesley refused to be critical of referee Ashley Klein.
“It is extremely difficult to tell whether it was or wasn’t (a knock-on),” Annesley said.
“I am not going to hang someone for something when I am not sure that it was a mistake.”
The Roosters’ disappointment was compounded by more injury concerns. They could now be without winger Daniel Tupou for an extended period after he left the field late in the game with an ankle problem, although coach Trent Robinson has the ability to call on England international Ryan Hall.
The Roosters confirmed Tupou had sustained a syndesmosis injury and would see a specialist over the weekend to determine the next steps in recovery. The club is already without Victor Radley and Sam Verrills for the rest of the season after both suffered knee injuries in round six.
Captain Boyd Cordner and forwards Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Lindsay Collins will be monitored this week after leaving Thursday night’s game with head knocks.
The NRL, meanwhile, was giddy with excitement after a game that had the rugby league community in raptures.
“You think about it, everything worked,” Abdo said. “We had two teams slugging it out, you had not a lot of penalties, you had plenty of tries and a high-scoring game.”
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