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2023 TV/Fox/Streaming Ratings

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Perth Red

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Again though NRL deal would be the same. $400m cash in 2023 would be just under $500m in 2031.

Although NRL will have talks before then for 2028 at the latest. The margin will be small and in which case the NRL deal isn't that bad afterall
We’re not getting $400mill cash in 2023.
It’ll be nearer $370mill. And that’s an avg over the 5 years.
$2billion cash and contra
 

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NRL 2023: NRL dominates AFL in Queensland TV ratings, massive numbers for Dolphins-Broncos​

The introduction of the Dolphins has triggered an epic NRL broadcast ratings boost, with last week’s Battle of Brisbane producing a TV ratings bonanza.

Peter Badel and Phil Rothfield

March 26, 2023 - 11:20AM
News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom


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The Dolphins-Broncos derby blockbuster attracted an extraordinary 1.3 million viewers as the historic Battle of Brisbane helped the NRL destroy the AFL in the broadcasting turf war in Queensland.
News Corp can reveal the birth of Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins has triggered a TV ratings bonanza and given the NRL an expansion strike weapon in their fight against the AFL for the hearts and minds of Queenslanders.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan put ARL Commission boss Peter V’landys on notice a fortnight ago when he declared Australian rules was on the verge of dethroning rugby league in the vital Queensland market.
“AFL – within a year or two – is on the brink of being the biggest code in the state,” he said.
Broadcast ratings are going gangbusters in Queensland. Picture: Getty

Broadcast ratings are going gangbusters in Queensland. Picture: Getty
But broadcast figures obtained by News Corp show the NRL is celebrating record ratings in Queensland thanks to the dawn of the Dolphins _ and is thumping the AFL in the process.
The Broncos’ heart-stopping 18-12 win over the Dolphins in last Friday night’s inaugural Battle of Brisbane was watched by a staggering 1,395,719 viewers across all platforms including Channel 9, Foxtel and their streaming services.
The Broncos-Dolphins derby entered the top five most-watched NRL games in TV broadcast history since official figures were logged 28 years ago.
The Brisbane metro free-to-air audience for the Broncos-Dolphins derby was 246,000 – more than four times the 59,000 that watched the AFL’s Melbourne-Lions clash on the same night.
On the back of the Broncos and Dolphins’ flying starts to the 2023 season, NRL broadcast ratings in Brisbane and Queensland are up a staggering 186 per cent and 130pc respectively.

Broncos fans celebrate the match winning try by Kotoni Staggs. Picture: Getty

Broncos fans celebrate the match winning try by Kotoni Staggs. Picture: Getty
They are extraordinary figures which have rubber-stamped the NRL as the premier code in Queensland, prompting V’landys to hail the ARL Commission’s decision to expand to 17 teams as a resounding success.
“The figures from the Dolphins-Broncos game are unbelievable,” V’landys said.
“I just hope the momentum of the Dolphins continues and keeps producing these incredible results.
“You have to hand it to Wayne Bennett. He is a walking marketing machine and this couldn’t have been done without him.
“The first Dolphins-Broncos derby was everything we wanted it to be and to see the commencement of the rivalry and how the fans and everyone in the code embraced augurs well for the future.
“It’s early days and we never get ahead of ourselves, but if these TV ratings are replicated through the season, then the benefits of expansion has exceeded all expectations.”
The Broncos’ gripping six-point win over the Dolphins was watched by 681,000 fans on Channel 9.
Fox League recorded 382,000 viewers and with a combined streaming estimate of 332,719, TV ratings data suggests the River City Rumble at Suncorp had a total viewership of almost 1.4 million.
The Dolphins have been great for business for NRL business in Queensland. Picture: Getty

The Dolphins have been great for business for NRL business in Queensland. Picture: Getty
The Lions-Demons clash at the Gabba was watched by 840,000 AFL fans on Channel 7 and Fox. Estimated streaming of around 220,000 delivered a total viewership of 1.06 million – well shy of the Dolphins-Broncos derby.
A TV industry source said the addition of the Dolphins as the fourth team in Queensland has been a massive coup for the NRL in combating the AFL in their sporting turf war.
“The data shows Queensland rugby league is absolutely flying,” a TV ratings spokesman said.
“Rugby league ratings have been down in recent years in Queensland but this year has been the best we can remember.
“The Dolphins-Broncos derby was an outstanding success and one of the most watched NRL games in history.
“More people in Queensland than ever are watching the NRL.
“The Battle of Brisbane has taken rugby league to a new level in Queensland.”
Dolphins super coach Bennett was blown away by the interest.
“It’s great to hear the impact we are having,” he said.

 

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AFL RATINGS SINK BOOT INTO CHANNEL 9

It’s not hard to understand why Channel 7 is paying more for AFL than Channel 9 is for NRL in the TV broadcast deals.

Last weekend’s figures show a huge AFL audience dominance on free-to-air.

Seven’s AFL coverage averaged 644k nationally, 486k metro. Nine’s NRL averaged 494k nationally, 301k metro.

Seven also had 39 per cent more audience than Nine across Thursday and Friday night telecasts. No wonder Nine made a sneaky bid for the AFL broadcast rights last year.

IMO, this has more to do with the effort 7 put into the fumblers vs Nein taking RL for granted as a cash cow.
 

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Dolphins should be good for at least 50 million pa rights increase next time around

indeed I suspect the clamour will be for another brisbane team when the ratings are clear

dolphins are clearly now a north brisbane team and that’s the name they should choose

ipswich can be south brisbane or south qld
 
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Dolphins should be good for at least 50 million pa rights increase next time around

indeed I suspect the clamour will be for another brisbane team when the ratings are clear

dolphins are clearly now a north brisbane team and that’s the name they should choose

ipswich can be south brisbane or south qld
There’s already a North’s & Souths in the qldcomp.
you run into the same probs as the Dolphins did with Redcliffe
 

Pneuma

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AFL RATINGS SINK BOOT INTO CHANNEL 9

It’s not hard to understand why Channel 7 is paying more for AFL than Channel 9 is for NRL in the TV broadcast deals.

Last weekend’s figures show a huge AFL audience dominance on free-to-air.

Seven’s AFL coverage averaged 644k nationally, 486k metro. Nine’s NRL averaged 494k nationally, 301k metro.

Seven also had 39 per cent more audience than Nine across Thursday and Friday night telecasts. No wonder Nine made a sneaky bid for the AFL broadcast rights last year.

IMO, this has more to do with the effort 7 put into the fumblers vs Nein taking RL for granted as a cash cow.
A potato article by a potato with no knowledge of the broader ratings environment. Is Maurice still a thing?
 

fourplay

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AFL RATINGS SINK BOOT INTO CHANNEL 9

It’s not hard to understand why Channel 7 is paying more for AFL than Channel 9 is for NRL in the TV broadcast deals.

Last weekend’s figures show a huge AFL audience dominance on free-to-air.

Seven’s AFL coverage averaged 644k nationally, 486k metro. Nine’s NRL averaged 494k nationally, 301k metro.

Seven also had 39 per cent more audience than Nine across Thursday and Friday night telecasts. No wonder Nine made a sneaky bid for the AFL broadcast rights last year.

IMO, this has more to do with the effort 7 put into the fumblers vs Nein taking RL for granted as a cash cow.
Dolphins vs Broncos got 382,000 on Foxtel on Fri night and the corresponding AFL game got 237,000. That's a 145k difference. The Thursday night game on NRL also got 50k more on Fox than the Thurs night AFL game.

Anyone think he'll write an article about how NRL is getting less money from Foxtel despite rating higher?
 

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Dolphins vs Broncos got 382,000 on Foxtel on Fri night and the corresponding AFL game got 237,000. That's a 145k difference. The Thursday night game on NRL also got 50k more on Fox than the Thurs night AFL game.

Anyone think he'll write an article about how NRL is getting less money from Foxtel despite rating higher?

Sound of nail hitting head. That would be an inconvenient truth.
 

Vibing

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Lots of articles coming out atm , about how the NRL is reaming the silly little fumbling game on TV
we just now need them to start questioning why foxtel paid what they did for it & more importantly what they
Should ...
be paying for the NRL
no more excuses for Rupert's mob , pay up or eff off , we will take our 1 million subscribers with us.
We need to start courting Ch 10 & Paramount now to create the bidding tension required to get what we deserve.
 

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Lots of articles coming out atm , about how the NRL is reaming the silly little fumbling game on TV
we just now need them to start questioning why foxtel paid what they did for it & more importantly what they
Should ...
be paying for the NRL
no more excuses for Rupert's mob , pay up or eff off , we will take our 1 million subscribers with us.
We need to start courting Ch 10 & Paramount now to create the bidding tension required to get what we deserve.
Foxtel should pay nrl at least 100 million more pa than afl

fumblers and gillon are claiming foxtel pays the afl 490 million pa (I think it’s cap)

this would mean the nrl rights should go up from around 270 million now to 600 million

even if we admit the afl is lieing about their tv deal let’s say foxtel pay them 300 million then we should get 400 million pa which is a rise of 130 million pa just from foxtel
 

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Foxtel should pay nrl at least 100 million more pa than afl

fumblers and gillon are claiming foxtel pays the afl 490 million pa (I think it’s cap)

this would mean the nrl rights should go up from around 270 million now to 600 million

even if we admit the afl is lieing about their tv deal let’s say foxtel pay them 300 million then we should get 400 million pa which is a rise of 130 million pa just from foxtel
we wouldnt want them catching a cold
 
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