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2024 TV and Streaming Ratings Discussion


Rugby league is the nation's premier television sport, so much so that when nationwide ratings and attendance figures are combined for a total of 140.78 million, it still kicks well clear of the AFL at 133.28 million. Yes, the NRL, excluding State of Origin, has a bigger national combined audience than the AFL
Afl is Australia's favourite sport, my arse it is lol

Talk about under selling the game.

Its much higher than that.


The AFL's


Perth Red

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For the first time, every English Super League game will be available to watch in Australia through Fox Sports.

While Australia's major rugby league broadcaster have broadcast select matches from the competition dating back over much of the last decade, the network have announced every game of the 2024 season will be available to watch for Australian audiences through Fox Sports and Kayo Sports, which is the live streaming platform used by the network.

The season gets underway this weekend with a Hull-based derby as Hull FC clash with Hull KR on Friday morning at 7am (AEDT), with each of the 27 rounds to then feature six matches.

Generally, the Super League features one Thursday night match (that will be Friday morning in Australia), a Friday night match (Saturday morning in Australia) and other matches then played across the weekend to be beamed back into Australia overnight on Saturday and Sunday.
The new TV deal in Australia is joined by heavy changes to the broadcast line up domestically, with a new streaming service in Super League+ to ensure every game is broadcast for the first time.

Four games per week will be exclusive on that service, while Sky Sports will televise two fixtures each round. BBC Sport have also taken over as the competition's new free-to-air partner from Channel 4 on a new three-year deal and will show ten games live on TV, and another five on their online service, iPlayer.

The competition will also be joined by the knockout Challenge Cup, which Fox Sports are again expected to broadcast at the pointy end.



Starting with the hull derby is smart

get the season off with a bang

they used to play this game at midday on the weekend to limit crowd issue which seemed like such a waste
What’s the deal with sbs?

NITV’s flagship footy show Over the Black Dot returns Tuesday 5 March, live and in high definition
15 February, 2024

Media releases
And for the first time, NITV presents the 2024 UK Super League Rugby season
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Interviews available

National Indigenous Television’s (NITV) flagship footy show Over the Black Dotreturns on Tuesday 5 March at 9.30pm. Hosted by legendary NRL player and proud Anaiwan man Dean Widders, this season will broadcast live with weekly 45-minute programs.

Dean will be joined by analystsincluding Dual International Timana Tahu, Bo de la Cruz, a proud descendant of the Gudjula and Erubian people and a multi-award-winning Touch, Rugby Union and Rugby League player, and proud Dunghutti man and former NRL professional, Beau Champion.

Over the Black Dot is aweekly round-up program of Rugby League news, views and yarns, featuring guest appearances, game results, hot topics and the community that makes the game of Rugby League the greatest.

Each week, off-the-cuff conversations and community chats cover the top level of Rugby League and all levels of the code. From grassroots games to the bright lights of the NRL, this program is for fans that live and breathe rugby league as well as those that want to learn more about the game.

Kicking off after the Indigenous All-Stars match and the NRL opening round in Las Vegas, the longest-running Indigenous NRL television program continues to focus on the talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Over the Black Dot will also share updates from the UK Super League, which, for the first time, will have select matches shown live and via replay on NITV each week.

Dean Widders, Over the Black Dot host, said: “We’re looking forward to another big season of footy and it’s great to be working with NITV again on Over the Black Dot, a show that fans and players know and love. With the UK Super League now also in the mix, the Dot is bigger and better than ever and I can’t wait to get stuck into it.

“The Indigenous All-Stars match is a great way to start 2024, and I’m proud of all of the players for embracing their cultures.”

NITV presents the 2024 UK Super League Rugby season, showcasing the action from the code’s best teams. Witness intense clashes, stellar plays, and unforgettable moments in high definition as the race for supremacy unfolds.

Select UK Super League matches will air live on weekends, with replays shown on Tuesdays from 10.15pm, starting on Tuesday 20 February. These games will be available for seven days, to stream for free, on SBS On Demand."



I can see why no data is available from Fox and Kayo. The AFL don't want to be embarrassed again and again again for the 50 millionth time.

yes thats exactly why. its all because the AFl doesnt want to be embarrassed.

The AFL wasnt embarrassed before.

Harry O

no preseason ratings. You can forget Fox stuff for a while.
Wheres the ratings for WCC? I know nine were showing it aswell as fox, so where's the ratings for Nine? We watched it on fox, and was good listening to a pommy commentator

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