2005 AFL Grand Final TV ratings - regional figures included.

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Dan26

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 23, 2000
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2005 AFL Grand Final: Sydney vs West Coast
Sydney: 991,000 (peak 1,230,000)
Perth: 514,000 (peak 570,000)
Melbourne: 1,230,000 (peak 1,367,000)
Adelaide: 314,000 (peak 406,000)
Brisbane: 342,000 (peak 425,000)
NNSW: 239,000
SNSW: 230,000
Reg.Qld: 177,000
Reg.Vic: 264,000
Tas: 148,000

Total Average audience: 4,449,000

Total Peak audience: 5,250,000

The official peak audience is unknown, but the 5-capital cities averaged 3,391,000 and peaked at 3,998,000 (average was 85% of the peak), so the total audience with regionals avergaing 4,449,000, should peak at 5,250,000.

Here are some other figures to comapre it to:


2004 AFL Grand Final: Port Adelaide vs Brisbane
Melbourne 1,213,000
Sydney 313,000
Perth 349,000
Adelaide 431,000
Brisbane 490,000

Regional Qld 205,000
Northern NSW 160,000
Southern NSW 175,000
Regional Vic 298,000
Tasmania 130,000

Total average audience: 3,764,000


2003 AFL Grand Final: Collingwood vs Brisbane
Melbourne 1,325,000
Sydney 352,000
Perth 384,000
Adelaide 330,000
Brisbane 575,000
Regional Qld 281,000
Northern NSW 200,000
Southern NSW 206,000
Regional Vic 358,000
Tasmania 189,000

Total average audience: 4,200,000


2004 NRL Grand Final: Roosters vs Bulldogs
Sydney - 1,044,774
Brisbane - 616,776
Melbourne - 392,293
Adelaide - 26,189 (It was shown delayed at 10.45pm)
Perth - 31,099 (same for Perth aswell)
Regionals - 1,268,364

Total average audience: 3,379,459



2003 NRL Grand Final: Penrith vs Roosters
Melbourne 489,000
Sydney 1,152,000
Perth 36,000
Adelaide 37,000
Brisbane 638,000

Regional Qld 402,000
Northern NSW 540,000
Southern NSW 373,000
Regional Vic 113,000
Tasmania 60,000

Total average audience: 3,840,000
 

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Beaussie

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Just goes to show how valuable Sydney/NSW is to the national competition. Enjoy the spoils that the Swans premiership will provide for all AFL clubs. Couldn't have come at a better time with the TV rights being negotiated. :thumbsu:
 

Dan26

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When you consider that major sporting events often have people watching in groups at parties or in pubs, the closer unofficial figure is probably closer to 10 million. That's not just for the Grand Final, but any major sporting event where people tend to congregate together.
 

Beaussie

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Imagine what the ratings would be with a night GF. Wouldn't be at all surprised if the next tv rights deal includes a Saturday night, prime time GF. Advertisers would love it.
 

i0Nic

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Dan26 said:
When you consider that major sporting events often have people watching in groups at parties or in pubs, the closer unofficial figure is probably closer to 10 million. That's not just for the Grand Final, but any major sporting event where people tend to congregate together.
You really think that 1 in every 2 people in Australia watched it?
Come on.

Great results for the AFL though, it really shows the influence of Sydney and the importance of the city to a national competition. The 2 highest rating grand finals involved Sydney.
The Sydney public love a big bandwagon and there was none bigger than the Swans last week, the whole city was behind them in one way or another.
 

fabulousphil

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Nov 29, 2001
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Roos rule said:
Interesting that more people watched the Grand Final in Brisbane than in Adelaide.
Thats what i thought but then QLD has a bigger pop and is starting to come of age as far as being a AR state..... this year a record 10 QLDers were invited to draft camp out of around 60 footballers .... great %.

The market there is starting to mature and will IMO only get stronger.
 

finders

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Nov 24, 2004
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Hard to believe but this is from the Pro RL Daily Telegraph! Those TV ratings are for other sports to dream for :thumbsu:

Swans saluted

By GEMMA JONES

October 01, 2005

SYDNEY yesterday turned on a heroes welcome for its triumphant Swans.

More than 100,000 fans packed the CBD – a remarkable display in a city often accused of lacking interest in AFL.
Cheering fans waved flags and showered the players with red and white streamers during a ticker tape parade from Circular Quay to Town Hall.

City workers hung out of office windows to catch a glimpse of the premiership-winning players passing by.

The most vocal support was reserved for coach Paul Roos.

Nick Davis, who scored the goal which secured the Swans place in the Grand Final, was shocked to hear tens of thousands of people had turned out the cheer the team.

"We have only gone 50m and there are so many people here, it is amazing," he said.

"To have our own supporters here and to see their smiles, allows what we have done to sink in."

Veteran Michael O'Loughlin was also shocked by the turnout.

"I expected to see a few people but not as much as this, it seems a lot of people have taken a day off work," he said.

Brett Kirk put on a show for Bek Ohlin, 20, and 12 of her friends in Sydney for a netball tournament.

They cheered as he jumped out of his utility to shake hands with fans who lined the route.

"The parade was huge," Ms Ohlin said.

Devoted fans travelled hundreds of kilometres to see the victorious team.

June Nuedel from Brisbane flew in yesterday morning.

"I came down specially for this," she said.

An excited Megan Smith, 8, could only say, "I love the Swans" after player Jason Ball lifted her into the air.

Sisters Lauren, 9, and eight-year-old Emily Dennis from Beecroft could hardly contain their excitement.

"We have followed them since they moved to Sydney. This is great," their father Garry said.
 

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