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2021 Ratings

Diesel

Coach
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Or play a Sunday game/s.

for some reason we can’t have arvo finals games anymore.

we used to have Saturday night & Sunday arvo, then they moved to twilight GF (which was great) so the games moved to Friday/Saturday night and stayed there when they moved the GF to Sunday night.

better spectacle if it’s arvo games.

I hope the new TV deal has Sunday arvo finals, but we all know it won’t.
Bring back the twilight GF
 
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Or play a Sunday game/s.

for some reason we can’t have arvo finals games anymore.

we used to have Saturday night & Sunday arvo, then they moved to twilight GF (which was great) so the games moved to Friday/Saturday night and stayed there when they moved the GF to Sunday night.

better spectacle if it’s arvo games.

I hope the new TV deal has Sunday arvo finals, but we all know it won’t.
Bring back the twilight GF
I haven't checked the figures to see if it's true, but isn't the theory that the games rate better at night time?
 

tri_colours

Juniors
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632
What’s with nrl fans in Sydney? 633k watching afl in melbourne whilst Sydney could only muster 266k. Sydney fans really don’t like manly and Storm lol
afl killed us in that head to head game.

The opening week of the finals has been a record-breaking ratings bonanza for Fox League. The four finals were the four biggest rugby league games in subscription television history, and may have strengthened the claims for a 17th team as the ARL Commission grapples with its clubs and broadcasters over the prospect of expansion.
News Corp can reveal Saturday night’s game between Penrith and South Sydney was the highest rated rugby league game in subscription television history. The Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast Titans weren’t far behind. Nor were the other two games.
Watch every 2021 NRL Telstra Finals Series match before Grand Final. Live & Ad-Break Free on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free >
Keaon Koloamatangi and Dane Gagai were part of one of the biggest games in subscription television history.

Keaon Koloamatangi and Dane Gagai were part of one of the biggest games in subscription television history.
It is understood the Nine Network also enjoyed bumper ratings. The news is a huge boost to the NRL as they continue talks with commercial broadcasters over their deal for 2023 and beyond.
The NRL’s agreement with the Nine Network has just over one year to run and while their has been interest from rival networks, Nine’s determination to retain the rights would no doubt be strengthened given they also enjoyed strong ratings to open the finals.
Remarkably, the game between Souths and Penrith was among the top 10 shows in subscription television history, a sign that the code has put its troubles behind it in the run-in to the grand final.
“To have all four finals the most watched matches of all-time is extraordinary,” Fox Sports executive director Steve Crawley said.
The strong ratings come as the game prepares to make a call on expansion.

The strong ratings come as the game prepares to make a call on expansion.
“Our team of hosts, callers and experts love broadcasting the biggest games of the year. The live drama of Ivan Cleary and Wayne Bennett post-match Saturday night was unmissable television and fresh insight from Luke Keary was terrific.”
The strong ratings come as the game prepares to make a call on expansion. ARL Commission chair Peter V’landys is expected to speak to club bosses in coming weeks about the prospect of adding a 17th team before a final call is made, potentially before the grand final.
The broadcasters will play a pivotal role in the decision and strong ratings are likely to whet their appetite amid concerns over the depth for another side.
 

Perth Red

Immortal
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'The opening week of the finals has been a record-breaking ratings bonanza for Fox League. The four finals were the four biggest rugby league games in subscription television history,'

The cheaper KAYO option is certainly getting fans to switch over from FTA, especially with the $15month Telstra offer. I'm finding it better than Foxsports at a fraction of the price.
 

Billythekid

First Grade
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5,962
What’s with nrl fans in Sydney? 633k watching afl in melbourne whilst Sydney could only muster 266k. Sydney fans really don’t like manly and Storm lol
afl killed us in that head to head game.

I generally agree with this point but the problem is you can’t just look at FTA anymore. It’s clear that RL fans are turning away from FTA in their droves for other options like kayo. I still think were

Yes, its why Prime time tv is around 7-10pm, and not 2 in the afternoon

This is generally true in Australia but I still think sports have made it worse on themselves. I think there is the potential for Sunday games to rate better (like what we see in the NFL) but the sports themselves need to make a push for that market. Finals in particular could be played on a Sunday and not lose out on much in terms

'The opening week of the finals has been a record-breaking ratings bonanza for Fox League. The four finals were the four biggest rugby league games in subscription television history,'

The cheaper KAYO option is certainly getting fans to switch over from FTA, especially with the $15month Telstra offer. I'm finding it better than Foxsports at a fraction of the price.

Yeah as above this is why looking purely at FTA is almost useless these days. Streaming/subscription viewing is growing rapidly for the NRL whilst FTA is sliding backwards.
 

baselinepanther

Juniors
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The opening week of the finals has been a record-breaking ratings bonanza for Fox League. The four finals were the four biggest rugby league games in subscription television history, and may have strengthened the claims for a 17th team as the ARL Commission grapples with its clubs and broadcasters over the prospect of expansion.
News Corp can reveal Saturday night’s game between Penrith and South Sydney was the highest rated rugby league game in subscription television history. The Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast Titans weren’t far behind. Nor were the other two games.
Watch every 2021 NRL Telstra Finals Series match before Grand Final. Live & Ad-Break Free on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-days free >
Keaon Koloamatangi and Dane Gagai were part of one of the biggest games in subscription television history.

Keaon Koloamatangi and Dane Gagai were part of one of the biggest games in subscription television history.
It is understood the Nine Network also enjoyed bumper ratings. The news is a huge boost to the NRL as they continue talks with commercial broadcasters over their deal for 2023 and beyond.
The NRL’s agreement with the Nine Network has just over one year to run and while their has been interest from rival networks, Nine’s determination to retain the rights would no doubt be strengthened given they also enjoyed strong ratings to open the finals.
Remarkably, the game between Souths and Penrith was among the top 10 shows in subscription television history, a sign that the code has put its troubles behind it in the run-in to the grand final.
“To have all four finals the most watched matches of all-time is extraordinary,” Fox Sports executive director Steve Crawley said.
The strong ratings come as the game prepares to make a call on expansion.

The strong ratings come as the game prepares to make a call on expansion.
“Our team of hosts, callers and experts love broadcasting the biggest games of the year. The live drama of Ivan Cleary and Wayne Bennett post-match Saturday night was unmissable television and fresh insight from Luke Keary was terrific.”
The strong ratings come as the game prepares to make a call on expansion. ARL Commission chair Peter V’landys is expected to speak to club bosses in coming weeks about the prospect of adding a 17th team before a final call is made, potentially before the grand final.
The broadcasters will play a pivotal role in the decision and strong ratings are likely to whet their appetite amid concerns over the depth for another side.
some actual numbers would have been good

the AFL got 735K streaming viewers for their week one finals , up almost 100% on 2020
I suspect the NRL will get a similar increase & crack a million

we need a bit over 1.2 Million to beat the AFL in week one finals ratings
 

The_Wookie

Juniors
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893
some actual numbers would have been good

the AFL got 735K streaming viewers for their week one finals , up almost 100% on 2020
I suspect the NRL will get a similar increase & crack a million

we need a bit over 1.2 Million to beat the AFL in week one finals ratings

AFl has been delivering their figures on Wednesdays, hopefully the NRL or media does the same tomorrow
 
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