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2024 TV and Streaming Ratings Discussion

Wb1234

Referee
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Thats not a unrealistic figure.... that's $150m (cash only) Nine while Fox/KAyo pays $500 cash.
If Nine won't pay $150 i am sure Ten will. If Fox Kayo won't pay 500, get Paramount 10 to either go with FTA 150, or the whole lot at $650. We should open negotiations in 2 mths or May next year 2025. Sure Nine could go for it and get it all BUT $650 cash is the price....
Don’t forget sky nz
 

The_Wookie

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On Nine the NRL are having an outstanding season with an aggregate of 12.3 million viewers watching Free to air and BVOD coverage at an average of 535,000 per match, including 1.339m on 9NOW at an average of 58,000 per match. This is slightly ahead - up 2.5% on the 11.993m who watched on FTA over the first 7 rounds of 2023. (an extra FTA game has been broadcast this year).

The highest rating game on Nine for the season to date is the Vegas match with 796,000 average and a reach 1.6865m
  • Thursday nights average 603,000, including the second highest rating of the season (721,000 for Round 5s Storm/Broncos), this is down from 617,000 in 2023.
  • Friday nights average 552,000, with the highest rating match being the 609,000 who watched the Good Friday game between the Broncos and Cowboys. This is down from 593,000 in 2023.
  • Sundays average 477,000, although that comes down to 431,000 if you exclude the seasons highest rating game to date - the Vegas opening game between the Roosters and Broncos. This is up from 439,000 in 2023.
In Sydney the average metro rating is 166,000, up slightly from 163,000 - but we note some data is unavailable so its probably very close. In Brisbane matches rate 132,000 on average, up from 118.000 but the same provisions apply.

The Average reach for NRL matches is 1.265m to the end of Round 7. Vegas opener drew 1.686m Reach to lead the way, but Storm/Broncos in Round 5 also drew 1.65m.
  • Thursdays average Reach 1.431m
  • Fridays average Reach 1.319m
  • Sundays average Reach 1.123m (1.043m without Vegas)
Foxtel STB ratings remain relatively unknown, with data for just six of 56 games available. Given how close our estimates have been in recent years using known data, we project an average Fox rating of about 247,000 with total viewing of about 14m for the season.

Foxtel BVOD ratings average 264,000 per game with an average reach of 434,000 per match. The highest rating game on FoxBVOD is the opening game betwen the SEagles and Rabbitohs at 443,000 (684,000 reach). Outside of Vegas, Round 7s Broncos/Raiders Saturday night clash with 328,000 average (520,000 reach).
  • Thursday nights have an average FoxBVOD audience of 236,000 and an average reach of 383,000. Round 5s Storm/Broncos game is the highest drawing Thursday clash on FoxBVOD.
  • Friday nights have an average FoxBVOD audience of 259,000 and an average reach of 435,000. Round 6s Storm/Bulldogs game is the highest drawing Friday game for the season on FoxBVOD with 318,000 viewers and a reach of 530,000.
  • Saturdays have an average FoxBVOD audience of 271,000 with an average reach of 436,000. Round 7s Broncos/Raiders game is the highest rating game on Saturday with 328,000.
  • Sundays have an average FoxBVOD audience of 270,000 with an average reach of 450,000. If you take the Vegas games out of the equation it comes down to an average FoxBVOD audience of 244,000 and an average reach of 413,000
All things, considered if our calculations are right, we project about 40m aggregate viewers for the NRL this season. An outstanding result and about 3% of last years estimated position at the same time.
 
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Vlad59

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On Nine the NRL are having an outstanding season with an aggregate of 12.3 million viewers watching Free to air and BVOD coverage at an average of 535,000 per match, including 1.339m on 9NOW at an average of 58,000 per match. This is slightly ahead - up 2.5% on the 11.993m who watched on FTA over the first 7 rounds of 2023. (an extra FTA game has been broadcast this year).

The highest rating game on Nine for the season to date is the Vegas match with 796,000 average and a reach 1.6865m
  • Thursday nights average 603,000, including the second highest rating of the season (721,000 for Round 5s Storm/Broncos), this is down from 617,000 in 2023.
  • Friday nights average 552,000, with the highest rating match being the 609,000 who watched the Good Friday game between the Broncos and Cowboys. This is down from 593,000 in 2023.
  • Sundays average 477,000, although that comes down to 431,000 if you exclude the seasons highest rating game to date - the Vegas opening game between the Roosters and Broncos. This is up from 439,000 in 2023.
In Sydney the average metro rating is 166,000, up slightly from 163,000 - but we note some data is unavailable so its probably very close. In Brisbane matches rate 132,000 on average, up from 118.000 but the same provisions apply.

The Average reach for NRL matches is 1.265m to the end of Round 7. Vegas opener drew 1.686m Reach to lead the way, but Storm/Broncos in Round 5 also drew 1.65m.
  • Thursdays average Reach 1.431m
  • Fridays average Reach 1.319m
  • Sundays average Reach 1.123m (1.043m without Vegas)
Foxtel STB ratings remain relatively unknown, with data for just six of 56 games available. Given how close our estimates have been in recent years using known data, we project an average Fox rating of about 247,000 with total viewing of about 14m for the season.

Foxtel BVOD ratings average 264,000 per game with an average reach of 434,000 per match. The highest rating game on FoxBVOD is the opening game betwen the SEagles and Rabbitohs at 443,000 (684,000 reach). Outside of Vegas, Round 7s Broncos/Raiders Saturday night clash with 328,000 average (520,000 reach).
  • Thursday nights have an average FoxBVOD audience of 236,000 and an average reach of 383,000. Round 5s Storm/Broncos game is the highest drawing Thursday clash on FoxBVOD.
  • Friday nights have an average FoxBVOD audience of 259,000 and an average reach of 435,000. Round 6s Storm/Bulldogs game is the highest drawing Friday game for the season on FoxBVOD with 318,000 viewers and a reach of 530,000.
  • Saturdays have an average FoxBVOD audience of 271,000 with an average reach of 436,000. Round 7s Broncos/Raiders game is the highest rating game on Saturday with 328,000.
  • Sundays have an average FoxBVOD audience of 270,000 with an average reach of 450,000. If you take the Vegas games out of the equation it comes down to an average FoxBVOD audience of 244,000 and an average reach of 413,000
All things, considered if our calculations are right, we project about 40m aggregate viewers for the NRL this season. An outstanding result and about 3% of last years estimated position at the same time.
Great analysis and thanks
 

BlueandGold

Juniors
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View attachment 87017


On Nine the NRL are having an outstanding season with an aggregate of 12.3 million viewers watching Free to air and BVOD coverage at an average of 535,000 per match, including 1.339m on 9NOW at an average of 58,000 per match. This is slightly ahead - up 2.5% on the 11.993m who watched on FTA over the first 7 rounds of 2023. (an extra FTA game has been broadcast this year).

The highest rating game on Nine for the season to date is the Vegas match with 796,000 average and a reach 1.6865m
  • Thursday nights average 603,000, including the second highest rating of the season (721,000 for Round 5s Storm/Broncos), this is down from 617,000 in 2023.
  • Friday nights average 552,000, with the highest rating match being the 609,000 who watched the Good Friday game between the Broncos and Cowboys. This is down from 593,000 in 2023.
  • Sundays average 477,000, although that comes down to 431,000 if you exclude the seasons highest rating game to date - the Vegas opening game between the Roosters and Broncos. This is up from 439,000 in 2023.
In Sydney the average metro rating is 166,000, up slightly from 163,000 - but we note some data is unavailable so its probably very close. In Brisbane matches rate 132,000 on average, up from 118.000 but the same provisions apply.

The Average reach for NRL matches is 1.265m to the end of Round 7. Vegas opener drew 1.686m Reach to lead the way, but Storm/Broncos in Round 5 also drew 1.65m.
  • Thursdays average Reach 1.431m
  • Fridays average Reach 1.319m
  • Sundays average Reach 1.123m (1.043m without Vegas)
Foxtel STB ratings remain relatively unknown, with data for just six of 56 games available. Given how close our estimates have been in recent years using known data, we project an average Fox rating of about 247,000 with total viewing of about 14m for the season.

Foxtel BVOD ratings average 264,000 per game with an average reach of 434,000 per match. The highest rating game on FoxBVOD is the opening game betwen the SEagles and Rabbitohs at 443,000 (684,000 reach). Outside of Vegas, Round 7s Broncos/Raiders Saturday night clash with 328,000 average (520,000 reach).
  • Thursday nights have an average FoxBVOD audience of 236,000 and an average reach of 383,000. Round 5s Storm/Broncos game is the highest drawing Thursday clash on FoxBVOD.
  • Friday nights have an average FoxBVOD audience of 259,000 and an average reach of 435,000. Round 6s Storm/Bulldogs game is the highest drawing Friday game for the season on FoxBVOD with 318,000 viewers and a reach of 530,000.
  • Saturdays have an average FoxBVOD audience of 271,000 with an average reach of 436,000. Round 7s Broncos/Raiders game is the highest rating game on Saturday with 328,000.
  • Sundays have an average FoxBVOD audience of 270,000 with an average reach of 450,000. If you take the Vegas games out of the equation it comes down to an average FoxBVOD audience of 244,000 and an average reach of 413,000
All things, considered if our calculations are right, we project about 40m aggregate viewers for the NRL this season. An outstanding result and about 3% of last years estimated position at the same time.

Great post.

Also add these key figures.

Looking like another record year.

 

Canard

Immortal
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I'm starting to think there is some paid Ch9 shills on LU.

It's the only explanation I can come up with as to why people keep saying "Stan" inside of Ch9 bidding for the TV rights.

It's clear the Ch9 is toxic among League fans, so they are "re-branding" them.
 

docbrown

Coach
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I'm starting to think there is some paid Ch9 shills on LU.

It's the only explanation I can come up with as to why people keep saying "Stan" inside of Ch9 bidding for the TV rights.

It's clear the Ch9 is toxic among League fans, so they are "re-branding" them.
I think you're overestimating 9's competency there. Prior to the merger Stan was a joint venture with Fairfax, so it could be a leftover from that. But yeah Stan = 9.

When I talk about a 9/Stan bid, it would be 3-5 games on 9 and 8-9 games on Stan simulcast. But 9 Entertainment (the new merger entity) would be stumping for the whole broadcast deal (no Foxtel or others).
 

Wb1234

Referee
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I think you're overestimating 9's competency there. Prior to the merger Stan was a joint venture with Fairfax, so it could be a leftover from that. But yeah Stan = 9.

When I talk about a 9/Stan bid, it would be 3-5 games on 9 and 8-9 games on Stan simulcast. But 9 Entertainment (the new merger entity) would be stumping for the whole broadcast deal (no Foxtel or others).
Some people don’t realise Stan is the pay tv arm which will be bidding for the pay tv rights
 

Canard

Immortal
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Some people don’t realise Stan is the pay tv arm which will be bidding for the pay tv rights
It's most definitely not Pay TV, it's VOD (online streaming).

Having one company monoplise the TV rights is a bad outcome.

But also
- Stan's User Interface (UI) sucks arse
- Boomers will struggle to use something that doesn't involve flicking channel
- Regions with poor internet coverage will struggle to watch
- Having Phil Gould and Freddy Fittler being involved in 8 games a weekend is a ratings disaster.

It's the worst of all worlds
 
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