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If you think it's a worry, then you're completely ignorant of the context. The test will be packed.

- 24,000 is still a pretty significant crowd (greater than the capacity of the WACA)
- The early season opening ODI's have never been popular with the Australian public
- If you haven't been living under a rock there has been huge turmoil at Cricket Australia of late
- In an on-field sense, the build up coming off a horrendous tour in the UAE is far from ideal
Yep just a lazy 42,000 for the girls game. Just saying!

"The first AFLW Australian rules football match at the venue Fremantle against Collingwood on 10 February 2018, and the attendance of 41,975 was the highest stand-alone figure in domestic women's sport"

The "turmoil" at CA HQ has very little to do with crowds.

The shit Australian team is the problem at the moment its the problem that will effect crowds all around the nation. Fans dont like paying good money to see rubbish.

The Aussies could be in for a nice hiding from the Indians as well if they dont start to improve soon.
 

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If you think it's a worry, then you're completely ignorant of the context. The test will be packed.

- 24,000 is still a pretty significant crowd (greater than the capacity of the WACA)
- The early season opening ODI's have never been popular with the Australian public
- If you haven't been living under a rock there has been huge turmoil at Cricket Australia of late
- In an on-field sense, the build up coming off a horrendous tour in the UAE is far from ideal
Also, ODI are dying compared to franchise T20 cricket. C

The Scorchers should just about out average the ODI easy and perhaps even the test. Despite the season length pushing its limits.
 

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Yep just a lazy 42,000 for the girls game. Just saying!

"The first AFLW Australian rules football match at the venue Fremantle against Collingwood on 10 February 2018, and the attendance of 41,975 was the highest stand-alone figure in domestic women's sport"

The "turmoil" at CA HQ has very little to do with crowds.
The girls game was the second(?) game of the new stadium plus really cheap tickets. So, not the fairest of comparisons.

And the turmoil at CA HQ has a lot to do with crowds and general unhappiness of the national team atm. It is this turmoil which evolved into the sandpaper incident in South Africa and that incident has put a lot of people offside. The heat on CA is because of the Incident and why CA are in a huge fight with itself atm.

I don't think you can underplay how badly that was to cricket/sport in this country. Nothing in the country comes close to cricket and the way it can generate national discussion.
 

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The survey is of adults 18+.
So a big chunk of the extra is kids.

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Almost correct - the survey is of Australians 14+ - of which there are now an estimated 20.5 million or so. 12 or so months ago that was about 19.5 million.

The other 4-5 million are kids. Correct. Aged under 14 - and who generally don't do many surveys.
 

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Also, breakdown by state, each state adds up to 100, but it doesn't include NT or ACT, so not sure if they surveyed those markets.

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They were surveyed but the sample sizes are too small to report separately. Tasmania is borderline as well - but well known as an AFL State. And - a State.
 

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Just remembered to check the Thursday night ratings figure for the draft:

1. LIVE: AFL DRAFT FOX FOOTY, 104,000

Friday's didn't make the top 20.

Will probably vindicate the AFL's decision to spread it over two days.
 

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https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...-tv-under-four-year-deal-20181213-p50lz4.html

All AFLW games live on TV under four-year-deal

Every AFLW game will be broadcast live, with all finals televised on both free to air and Foxtel, under the new broadcast deal struck for women's football.

Under the four-year deal, Fox Footy/Foxtel will televise all games, with Channel Seven broadcasting two home-and-away matches per round, likely to be on Saturdays and Sundays in 2019. Industry sources believe the deal is worth close to $2.5 million a season.
 

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https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...-tv-under-four-year-deal-20181213-p50lz4.html

All AFLW games live on TV under four-year-deal

Every AFLW game will be broadcast live, with all finals televised on both free to air and Foxtel, under the new broadcast deal struck for women's football.

Under the four-year deal, Fox Footy/Foxtel will televise all games, with Channel Seven broadcasting two home-and-away matches per round, likely to be on Saturdays and Sundays in 2019. Industry sources believe the deal is worth close to $2.5 million a season.
AFL website says it's 'around $2M'

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-12-13/aflw-every-match-in-next-four-years-to-be-live-on-tv
 

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You'd expect the AFL site to get it right. This is what Jake Niall wrote to a direct question on twitter:

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broadcast deal for AFLW is worth about $2.5m x 4 years from Foxtel & Seven. All games on Fox, 2 per round on Seven next year, finals on both free to air & pay.


Maybe "about" puts it at $2.25 mill? Maybe there's some contra thrown in?
Although it's strange that the AFL would show the lower amount rather than pumping it up - maybe they don't want to pump it up?
 

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