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Storm continue to be country’s most popular nrl club

Nuke

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Tigers (no real surprise) and Warriors (remarkably) the only ones with lower numbers than last year, according to that first chart.
 

This Year?

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Interesting that the Dragons are 6th in the poll and 5th last in viewing.
Does the viewing number count only for people who watch the game longer than 20 minutes?
 

docbrown

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The numbers for the NSW & QLD teams are accurate. The Storm numbers include a lot of casual fans who say they follow the Storm because they're the NRL team they know from their state. I've said this all before. Brisbane Broncos are the biggest NRL team. Just like Collingwood are bigger than the Swans.

That said - the Storm have some massive youth engagement numbers on Instagram and Tiktok. They're on par with Collingwood Magpies (348k to 350k) and have 152k more than the Sydney Swans (196k).
 

docbrown

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The big take away should be this:

In 2023 now 7.2 million Australians (33.5%), up a stunning 11.7% from a year ago, support an NRL team. The increase is even more impressive, up by over 2 million (+39.2%) compared to four years ago pre-pandemic in 2019.


Remember - regardless of bias towards teams like the Storm - the same question set is used each year. So in 4 years the NRL has grown it's appeal by 39.2%.
 

The Penguin #6.

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The numbers for the NSW & QLD teams are accurate. The Storm numbers include a lot of casual fans who say they follow the Storm because they're the NRL team they know from their state. I've said this all before. Brisbane Broncos are the biggest NRL team. Just like Collingwood are bigger than the Swans.

That said - the Storm have some massive youth engagement numbers on Instagram and Tiktok. They're on par with Collingwood Magpies (348k to 350k) and have 152k more than the Sydney Swans (196k).
Why do you think that is so ? does it suggest the next generation of sport followers in Victoria (assuming a lot of those engagements are from Vic.) are less parochial than your average f-ball cult member of previous generations or something else.
 

some11

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The big take away should be this:

In 2023 now 7.2 million Australians (33.5%), up a stunning 11.7% from a year ago, support an NRL team. The increase is even more impressive, up by over 2 million (+39.2%) compared to four years ago pre-pandemic in 2019.


Remember - regardless of bias towards teams like the Storm - the same question set is used each year. So in 4 years the NRL has grown it's appeal by 39.2%.
There's only one rugby code in australia now so that helps.
 

Pjf04b

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Where are all the Storm ‘supporters’ living! Definitely not in Sydney! There were very few at the PF.
 

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