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2021 Ratings

Diesel

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
 

baselinepanther

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excellent numbers again last night for the NRL finals despite a very average contest that was over early

1.295 Million without streaming ( probs well over 1.5 mill with it )
Metro 608K
Syd 348 , Mel 70 , Bris 157 , Ad 17 , Per 15.

Regional 329K
Foxtel 358K

2020 Friday night week 2 final
1.083 Mill
meaning the NRL's 2021 final series ratings are up 1.2 million without streaming on 2020.

 
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excellent numbers again last night for the NRL finals despite a very average contest that was over early

1.295 Million without streaming ( probs well over 1.5 mill with it )
Metro 608K
Syd 348 , Mel 70 , Bris 157 , Ad 17 , Per 15.

Regional 329K
Foxtel 358K

2020 Friday night week 2 final
1.083 Mill
meaning the NRL's 2021 final series ratings are up 1.2 million without streaming on 2020.

That’s excellent news Phillip but those southern state numbers are abysmal, especially given it’s an AFL free weekend.
 

tri_colours

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Weekend TV ratings Saturday September 18, 2021​

James Manning

Mediaweek Original by James Manning
Posted on September 19, 2021
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Nine’s Rugby League and Rugby Union guarantee #1 ranking


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Total TV ratings Saturday September 11​

The biggest movers in the Total TV ratings for Saturday a week ago were The Durrells (+9% to 513,000), and The Trial of Christine Keeler (+18% to 302,00) on ABC. The biggest commercial channel mover was the Nine doco 9/11: Minute by Minute which lifted 10% to 311,000.
The biggest BVOD audience on Saturday a week ago was for the NRL Qualifying Final with 64,000.

TV ratings

Overnight TV ratings Metro Saturday September 18​

Nine kicked winning Saturday goals in two codes last night with a big Saturday victory which was enough to push Nine’s network share ahead of Seven to win the week. (See separate feature about Week 38 TV ratings.)
TV ratings: Nine
Nine was a clear winner with the #1 ranked primary share, multichannel share and network share.
Nine’s embarrassment of football riches saw live matches on Nine and Gem.
The biggest audience was 690,000 watching Penrith Panthers set-up a Preliminary Final clash with Melbourne Storm. At the same time Panthers ended the season for Paramatta Eels. The audience in Sydney was 384,000 and in Brisbane 177,000. With no AFL in Melbourne the NRL audience in that market was 97,000.
Earlier in the day the Wallabies continued their winning form with a victory over South Africa with 336,000 watching. The audience splits were Sydney 148,000, Brisbane 89,000 and Melbourne 51,000.
Seven
The primary, multichannel and network shares all tumbled week-on-week with no AFL this weekend ahead of the Grand Final next Saturday night. The shares this time next week should make very different reading.
Seven News was the primary channel’s only primetime timeslot winner with 924,000.
Seven’s Saturday movie Ant-Man was on 280,000, screening in four markets.
10
Two shows managed to creep into the top 10 – 10 News First with 311,000 and then a repeat episode of The Dog House on 294,000.
ABC
Share jumped week-on-week with less live sport to compete with the English dramas. The Durrells was on 329,000.
The next best was a repeat episode of The Repair Shop just after 6pm with 250,000.
SBS
Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends was the best performing for the channel with 181,000. Next best was SBS World News with 178,000/165,000 across the hour.
Saturday TV ratings Metro primetime shares primary/network
ABC
9.5% (15.1%)
Seven 16.8% (25.5%)
Nine 23.5% (36.5%)
10 7.6% (14.4%)
SBS 5.2% (8.5%)
See also: Weekend TV ratings Saturday September 11, 2021

Saturday TV ratings Metro top 20 all people​


1SEVEN NEWS SATURDAYChannel 7924,000
2NINE NEWS SATURDAYChannel 9919,000
3RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2Gem, Channel 9690,000
4ABC NEWS SATURDAYABC TV642,000
5RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2 PRE MATCHGem, Channel 9439,000
6GETAWAYChannel 9400,000
7THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 AUS V RSAGem, Channel 9336,000
8THE DURRELLSABC TV329,000
9LIVE: NRL: SF PANTHERS V EELSFOX LEAGUE315,000
1010 NEWS FIRST SATURDAYChannel 10311,000
11THE DOG HOUSE (R)Channel 10294,000
12RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2 POST MATCHGem, Channel 9293,000
13M: ANT-MANChannel 7280,000
14WEEKEND SUNRISE SATURDAYChannel 7279,000
15THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 AUS V RSA POST MATCHGem, Channel 9262,000
16THE REPAIR SHOP (R)ABC TV250,000
17NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVEChannel 9246,000
18WEEKEND SUNRISE SATURDAY LATEChannel 7242,000
19WEEKEND TODAY SATURDAYChannel 9226,000
20ABC NEWSABC NEWS221,000

Saturday Sports FTA and STV​


NRLFinals-819x1024.jpeg


NRL
#NRLPanthersEels
1,522,000

METRO 690K
384K SYD
97K MEL
177k BRI
13k ADL
19k PER

FOX 442k

streaming still to come. Chalk another one up for the good guys!
 
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LeagueXIII

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hardly a ratings catastrophe
instead of getting 150K in Melb with clean air , they'd of got 50K up against the AFL GF
the NRL would still have taken veiwers in NSW & QLD away from their decider & probably a lot more then 100K too

for the life of me
I don't know why the NRL didn't play the storm prelim on the friday night ( nothing on down there ) & play the all sydney prelim on the saturday at the scheduled time of 7.50

its absolute madness they didn't do this
You forgot Fox make the decisions the NRL just does the paperwork.
 

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Weekend TV ratings Saturday September 18, 2021​

James Manning

Mediaweek Original by James Manning
Posted on September 19, 2021
TV ratings


Nine’s Rugby League and Rugby Union guarantee #1 ranking


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Total TV ratings Saturday September 11​

The biggest movers in the Total TV ratings for Saturday a week ago were The Durrells (+9% to 513,000), and The Trial of Christine Keeler (+18% to 302,00) on ABC. The biggest commercial channel mover was the Nine doco 9/11: Minute by Minute which lifted 10% to 311,000.
The biggest BVOD audience on Saturday a week ago was for the NRL Qualifying Final with 64,000.

TV ratings

Overnight TV ratings Metro Saturday September 18​

Nine kicked winning Saturday goals in two codes last night with a big Saturday victory which was enough to push Nine’s network share ahead of Seven to win the week. (See separate feature about Week 38 TV ratings.)
TV ratings: Nine
Nine was a clear winner with the #1 ranked primary share, multichannel share and network share.
Nine’s embarrassment of football riches saw live matches on Nine and Gem.
The biggest audience was 690,000 watching Penrith Panthers set-up a Preliminary Final clash with Melbourne Storm. At the same time Panthers ended the season for Paramatta Eels. The audience in Sydney was 384,000 and in Brisbane 177,000. With no AFL in Melbourne the NRL audience in that market was 97,000.
Earlier in the day the Wallabies continued their winning form with a victory over South Africa with 336,000 watching. The audience splits were Sydney 148,000, Brisbane 89,000 and Melbourne 51,000.
Seven
The primary, multichannel and network shares all tumbled week-on-week with no AFL this weekend ahead of the Grand Final next Saturday night. The shares this time next week should make very different reading.
Seven News was the primary channel’s only primetime timeslot winner with 924,000.
Seven’s Saturday movie Ant-Man was on 280,000, screening in four markets.
10
Two shows managed to creep into the top 10 – 10 News First with 311,000 and then a repeat episode of The Dog House on 294,000.
ABC
Share jumped week-on-week with less live sport to compete with the English dramas. The Durrells was on 329,000.
The next best was a repeat episode of The Repair Shop just after 6pm with 250,000.
SBS
Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends was the best performing for the channel with 181,000. Next best was SBS World News with 178,000/165,000 across the hour.
Saturday TV ratings Metro primetime shares primary/network
ABC
9.5% (15.1%)
Seven 16.8% (25.5%)
Nine 23.5% (36.5%)
10 7.6% (14.4%)
SBS 5.2% (8.5%)
See also: Weekend TV ratings Saturday September 11, 2021

Saturday TV ratings Metro top 20 all people​


1SEVEN NEWS SATURDAYChannel 7924,000
2NINE NEWS SATURDAYChannel 9919,000
3RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2Gem, Channel 9690,000
4ABC NEWS SATURDAYABC TV642,000
5RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2 PRE MATCHGem, Channel 9439,000
6GETAWAYChannel 9400,000
7THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 AUS V RSAGem, Channel 9336,000
8THE DURRELLSABC TV329,000
9LIVE: NRL: SF PANTHERS V EELSFOX LEAGUE315,000
1010 NEWS FIRST SATURDAYChannel 10311,000
11THE DOG HOUSE (R)Channel 10294,000
12RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2 POST MATCHGem, Channel 9293,000
13M: ANT-MANChannel 7280,000
14WEEKEND SUNRISE SATURDAYChannel 7279,000
15THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 AUS V RSA POST MATCHGem, Channel 9262,000
16THE REPAIR SHOP (R)ABC TV250,000
17NINE NEWS: FIRST AT FIVEChannel 9246,000
18WEEKEND SUNRISE SATURDAY LATEChannel 7242,000
19WEEKEND TODAY SATURDAYChannel 9226,000
20ABC NEWSABC NEWS221,000

Saturday Sports FTA and STV​


NRLFinals-819x1024.jpeg


NRL
#NRLPanthersEels
1,522,000

METRO 690K
384K SYD
97K MEL
177k BRI
13k ADL
19k PER

FOX 442k

streaming still to come. Chalk another one up for the good guys!
354K up on the corresponding final in 2020 without streaming
so up over 1.5 million on last years finals ratings with 3 games to go .. without streaming
OMFG wow

killing it
 

The_Wookie

Juniors
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The NRL Semi Finals rated a total of 2.81m over the weekend (with streaming & NZ to come). This figure is up 25% on the 2020 Finals series. Streaming is predicted to add about half a million or so to the total, with an expected lift of about 110% on last years figures.

Melb NRL ratings were up 198% on last years semis with no AFL on. The "non heartland" cities up 133% overall (Per +66%, Adl +33%). In the "heartland", Syd ratings were up 22%, while Bris was up 10%. Metro +29%, Reg +16%. FTA +25%. Fox STB +26%

The 2021 NRL Final series to date is rating up 24% on 2020 (+16% on 2019) on FTA/FoxSTB and 33% better than the 2020 series with streaming estimates included.

Without streaming, the 2021 NRL series is the best rating since 2014 hit 8.309m for week 1/2. 2021 should well and truly beat that when streaming is included.

With all things factored in we predict that the NRL leads the finals ratings race at the end of week 2 by just 0.42%, about 38,000. (9.17m to 9.14m) This estimate includes Nine/9NOW, Fox/Kayo/Go/Now.

Pre Kayo

2016 Broncos/Cowboys Semi hit 1.65 Metro 790k Reg 490k Fox 331k NZ 41k (est) but without streaming or bvod 2014 SeaEagles v Bulldogs hit1,523m with NZ rating 51k. This data did not include Telstra, Foxtel Go/Now or other streaming if any)
 
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