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2023 TV/Fox/Streaming Ratings

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The_Wookie

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I've always thought to create a rep scene, the AFL should run a "World Cup" style tournament every four years (or two, whatever works) with a team from each of the states / territories of Australia (Vic, SA, WA, QLD, NSW, ACT, TAS & NT) and invite two international teams (maybe the finalists of the International Cup held a year prior for example) to make up 10.

It'd give them some reasonably meaningful rep footy and helps the international game grow because it feeds into something bigger.

Anyway, I can't stand the flogs so glad they don't do it.

Ive thought something similar. Combine the old national championships with the amateur level international cup. AFL wont do it though. Clubs, officials and fans on the whole just dont care about rep fixtures.
 

wain

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Ive thought something similar. Combine the old national championships with the amateur level international cup. AFL wont do it though. Clubs, officials and fans on the whole just dont care about rep fixtures.
I'm not so sure the fans don't want it...public perception is a little indifferent but could possibly be due to the amount of disregard AFL origin was historically met with by clubs and players (unavailability) in the past.

More importantly, I'm confident the AFL powerbrokers would love it...due to how much $ and prestige is in the RL version. So why don't they do it?

As an Adelaidian implant for 20 years, and knowing how much the AFL likes to control media narrative and perception...I'd say the main reason we will never see Origin return to AFL is it would squash the perception of it being a 'national game'. They can say NRL is played in 2 states, while AFL is played in all states. Yet, if AFL origin was played, there'd be a top 3 states (#1 Vic, then SA and WA) and the rest would get dismantled. IMO, potential $ would not outweigh public narrative in this instance, and they would lose more than they gain.

Of course, AFL house would never admit that ;)
 
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The_Wookie

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I'm not so sure the fans don't want it...public perception is a little indifferent but could possibly be due to the amount of disregard AFL origin was historically met with by clubs and players (unavailability) in the past.

Most people dont want it due to player injuries making them unavailable for teams - clubs see it the same way.

More importantly, I'm confident the AFL powerbrokers would love it...due to how much $ and prestige is in the RL version. So why don't they do it?

The main reason is that public disinterest including attendance and tv ratings for the last few attempts was very low.
 

Perth Red

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Shows how much we are missing the Kangaroos being a national big brand.


Sam Kerr was the most googled person this year, which checks out given her recent engagement and a whirlwind FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign that began with a disastrous calf injury.

In second spot was her Matildas teammate Mary Fowler, who has emerged as Kerr’s heir apparent and the quintessential Gen Z athlete — making headlines on the pitch and off it through her budding romance with Nathan Cleary.

Also in the top 10 were former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke at No. 3 (who could forget that Noosa scandal), Brisbane Broncos fullback Reece Walsh at No. 4, and Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter at No. 9.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/footb...l/news-story/c63ee5727afae66bb87997a8bd68bb3a
Boxing star Tim Tszyu was the seventh most googled name this year thanks to his three statement wins over Tony Harrison, Carlos Ocampo and Brian Mendoza.

But there wasn’t much room for football stars from the AFL and the NRL in the top 10 — only Walsh featured and Cleary missed out despite claiming his third straight premiership with the Penrith Panthers.

As for the most googled sporting events of the year, the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes took the top spots, while the Big Bash League came in fifth.

The contingent of Indians living in Australia likely helped the ODI showpiece garner a huge number of searches, despite Australia spoiling the party with a huge upset in the final.

The Women’s FIFA World Cup on home soil drew the third most searches, while major fights such as Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury and Alex Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev at 294 also appeared in the top 10.

Elsewhere, soccer’s Champions League, FA Cup, LIV Golf and tennis’ United Cup were among the top searched sporting events by Australians.

Interestingly, the NRL, State of Origin series and AFL didn’t feature in the top 10 for sporting events — potentially overlooked in a year filled with World Cups and major events.

 

Harry O

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Shows how much we are missing the Kangaroos being a national big brand.


Sam Kerr was the most googled person this year, which checks out given her recent engagement and a whirlwind FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign that began with a disastrous calf injury.

In second spot was her Matildas teammate Mary Fowler, who has emerged as Kerr’s heir apparent and the quintessential Gen Z athlete — making headlines on the pitch and off it through her budding romance with Nathan Cleary.

Also in the top 10 were former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke at No. 3 (who could forget that Noosa scandal), Brisbane Broncos fullback Reece Walsh at No. 4, and Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter at No. 9.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/footb...l/news-story/c63ee5727afae66bb87997a8bd68bb3a
Boxing star Tim Tszyu was the seventh most googled name this year thanks to his three statement wins over Tony Harrison, Carlos Ocampo and Brian Mendoza.

But there wasn’t much room for football stars from the AFL and the NRL in the top 10 — only Walsh featured and Cleary missed out despite claiming his third straight premiership with the Penrith Panthers.

As for the most googled sporting events of the year, the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes took the top spots, while the Big Bash League came in fifth.

The contingent of Indians living in Australia likely helped the ODI showpiece garner a huge number of searches, despite Australia spoiling the party with a huge upset in the final.

The Women’s FIFA World Cup on home soil drew the third most searches, while major fights such as Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury and Alex Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev at 294 also appeared in the top 10.

Elsewhere, soccer’s Champions League, FA Cup, LIV Golf and tennis’ United Cup were among the top searched sporting events by Australians.

Interestingly, the NRL, State of Origin series and AFL didn’t feature in the top 10 for sporting events — potentially overlooked in a year filled with World Cups and major events.

U sure Sam Kerr was the most googled????
Well you got it wrong, it was you who got the most googled in OZ, for your stupidity 😆
 

Dark Corner

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Shows how much we are missing the Kangaroos being a national big brand.


Sam Kerr was the most googled person this year, which checks out given her recent engagement and a whirlwind FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign that began with a disastrous calf injury.

In second spot was her Matildas teammate Mary Fowler, who has emerged as Kerr’s heir apparent and the quintessential Gen Z athlete — making headlines on the pitch and off it through her budding romance with Nathan Cleary.

Also in the top 10 were former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke at No. 3 (who could forget that Noosa scandal), Brisbane Broncos fullback Reece Walsh at No. 4, and Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter at No. 9.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/footb...l/news-story/c63ee5727afae66bb87997a8bd68bb3a
Boxing star Tim Tszyu was the seventh most googled name this year thanks to his three statement wins over Tony Harrison, Carlos Ocampo and Brian Mendoza.

But there wasn’t much room for football stars from the AFL and the NRL in the top 10 — only Walsh featured and Cleary missed out despite claiming his third straight premiership with the Penrith Panthers.

As for the most googled sporting events of the year, the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes took the top spots, while the Big Bash League came in fifth.

The contingent of Indians living in Australia likely helped the ODI showpiece garner a huge number of searches, despite Australia spoiling the party with a huge upset in the final.

The Women’s FIFA World Cup on home soil drew the third most searches, while major fights such as Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury and Alex Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev at 294 also appeared in the top 10.

Elsewhere, soccer’s Champions League, FA Cup, LIV Golf and tennis’ United Cup were among the top searched sporting events by Australians.

Interestingly, the NRL, State of Origin series and AFL didn’t feature in the top 10 for sporting events — potentially overlooked in a year filled with World Cups and major events.

Shows how sheep like we have become with more people wanting to watch or get sucked in by third rate sports events like Womens Football ( do people not remember Wrexham old boys thrashing the USA womens team) and Circus Boxing like Jake Paul, Tommy Fury and f**king Ksi....worlds mental.
 

Wb1234

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Shows how sheep like we have become with more people wanting to watch or get sucked in by third rate sports events like Womens Football ( do people not remember Wrexham old boys thrashing the USA womens team) and Circus Boxing like Jake Paul, Tommy Fury and f**king Ksi....worlds mental.
Yeh they have ruined boxing
 

Iamback

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Shows how sheep like we have become with more people wanting to watch or get sucked in by third rate sports events like Womens Football ( do people not remember Wrexham old boys thrashing the USA womens team) and Circus Boxing like Jake Paul, Tommy Fury and f**king Ksi....worlds mental.

People here love a Bandwagon to jump on.
Soccer and Tennis benefit most from Australian's doing well
 

Colk

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Shows how much we are missing the Kangaroos being a national big brand.


Sam Kerr was the most googled person this year, which checks out given her recent engagement and a whirlwind FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign that began with a disastrous calf injury.

In second spot was her Matildas teammate Mary Fowler, who has emerged as Kerr’s heir apparent and the quintessential Gen Z athlete — making headlines on the pitch and off it through her budding romance with Nathan Cleary.

Also in the top 10 were former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke at No. 3 (who could forget that Noosa scandal), Brisbane Broncos fullback Reece Walsh at No. 4, and Matildas defender Ellie Carpenter at No. 9.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/footb...l/news-story/c63ee5727afae66bb87997a8bd68bb3a
Boxing star Tim Tszyu was the seventh most googled name this year thanks to his three statement wins over Tony Harrison, Carlos Ocampo and Brian Mendoza.

But there wasn’t much room for football stars from the AFL and the NRL in the top 10 — only Walsh featured and Cleary missed out despite claiming his third straight premiership with the Penrith Panthers.

As for the most googled sporting events of the year, the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes took the top spots, while the Big Bash League came in fifth.

The contingent of Indians living in Australia likely helped the ODI showpiece garner a huge number of searches, despite Australia spoiling the party with a huge upset in the final.

The Women’s FIFA World Cup on home soil drew the third most searches, while major fights such as Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury and Alex Volkanovski vs Islam Makhachev at 294 also appeared in the top 10.

Elsewhere, soccer’s Champions League, FA Cup, LIV Golf and tennis’ United Cup were among the top searched sporting events by Australians.

Interestingly, the NRL, State of Origin series and AFL didn’t feature in the top 10 for sporting events — potentially overlooked in a year filled with World Cups and major events.


What’s the point of this article other than some weird criticism.

For example, Micheal Clarke was number 3 and he hasn’t picked up a cricket bat for over a decade. Do we want players to be googled because of scandals like Clarke had or just generally carrying on like a w*****?

Other people on this list are individual sportsman who aren’t associated with a national team with goes against your comment in any case

The top two most googled are probably only there because of a large global sporting event being held in Australia. Great to see but in another 12 months they might not be top two.
 
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They seem to be getting better through. They need to keep producing more players and nrl clubs should keep signing them and this will eventually lead to higher and higher standards overall…
The last time they made a World Cup final on home soil was 1995. They lost against a weakened Australian team that was missing its Super League players. At the lost World Cup they lost to Samoa in the semi-final.

Great Britain last defeated Australia in a Test match in 2006.
 
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Main reason has been a lack of decent halves - I think they’re starting to filter through now. Forwards they have plenty, backs have been also defensively not the best, however with players like farnsworth etc playing they’ll all just get better.
I hope they do get better. We need England to win the World Cup for the international game to regain its lustre.
 

NRLMad

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I hope they do get better. We need England to win the World Cup for the international game to regain its lustre.
We should be looking for more Dom Young types - and training them here. Once the NRL gets richer, we should bring in overseas transfer/loans for England, FrancE players etc - I.e. should have 2 academy, JF, Reggie’s players who come on working visas and go back on rotations with SL clubs. In 5-10 years those players will be SL players and they’ll be a lot better
 

Harry O

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Hey Sookie Wookie where's the Super League figures mate? I'm sure alot of Aussies are watching the ESL in OZtralia.
 
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