On FTA in Melbourne
In Melbourne, the NRL averaged 14,000 on Nine/Gem through the season with the top rating game being round 22s Panthers/Storm with 60,000. In all the secondary NRL cities, the NRL averaged a combined 29,000 for the season with #1 being the Panthers/Storm in R19 averaging 81,000
NRLW (1) In 2022, the average audience on Channel Nine has eclipsed the combined average for both broadcasters in 2020.
All Storm FTA Ratings in Melbourne this year
|NRL||2||17-Mar||Thu||2005||Melbourne||South Sydney||Aami Park||26,000|
|NRL||17||8-Jul||Fri||1955||Newcastle||South Sydney||McDonald Jones||17,000|
In Sydney, the citys AFL FTA average was 28,000 per game. Matches involving the Swans averaging 51,000 per game on 7/7mate, while the Giants again struggled for audience, pulling in 24,000 viewers per game on FTA.
In Brisbane, the city average for the AFL season on FTA was just 27,000. Matches involving Brisbane averaged 43,000, while the Suns averaged 23,000 per game
In Melbourne, the city average for 2022 was 223,000 - the top 10 games rated 300k or higher. 5 clubs – Dees, Pies, Dogs, Blues and Tigers beat the 223k average mark. The average is bought down by North Melbournes lone Melbourne broadcast game audience of 83,000. North were the lowest rating team of the season, but hardly any FTA.
State Leagues The growth in the AFL’s digital footprint was well received by fans, with an average of 5000 weekly