2019 AFL Crowds & Ratings Thread

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manicmagpie

A slice of fried gold
Jul 2, 2003
4,003
8,399
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
"likely the only time there's been 5 50k+ crowds in one round"? I feel slighted by the lack of trust in my stat. :cry:

Seriously though it's quite understandable that we've never reached that level before, it's become impossible to get 50k into Docklands for some time, Perth Stadium is only in its second year and Adelaide Oval its 6th. It's particularly notable to do it in a week with no marquee games or public holidays.

What I do find odd is that there's only 2 instances of 4 games over 50k in a round and only 10 where there's been 3.

Both times with 4 games were last year - Rounds 1 & 20.

The first time with 3 games was Round 11, 1998.

The first time with 2 games was Round 11, 1971.

In the AFL era:

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workhorse

Premiership Player
Nov 13, 2006
4,014
2,792
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Boston Celtics
45K MCG Prediction for Richmond v GWS on Sunday.
Best comparison - Round 11 2015, Collingwood vs GWS, MCG, 1:10pm Sunday - 43,390

Both teams were 7-3 coming in and in the finals hunt, however not realistic premiership contenders. Perfect, sunny day, kids in for free. Great crowd.

If it doesn't rain I cant see why this game couldnt get 45k+
 

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BobbyMorri

Community Leader
May 4, 2009
7,481
5,734
Tasmania
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Scunny, Furth
So you are saying a lot of members are not attending,if that's the case then why be a member and it was against a big team in St Kilda too.
you have to ask them. The Sydney game got a bigger crowd at 12.5K IIRC. Interesting * on how large the Swan fan base actually is btw.
 

dave10

Club Legend
Apr 26, 2004
2,132
1,192
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Good?

It would be a record crowd for GWS playing in Melbourne in a non final would it not?

That would be an incredible crowd
Yes a record but a record that was waiting to be broken tbh. We have a top 4 Giants ish playing a surging Richmond at home on the MCG at the business end of the season. On reflection, it should draw 45,000 ish. In exactly the same circumstances you’d expect Collingwood and Essendon to draw similarly.

I think this is a reflection of a late season pre finals dress rehearsal. For the record I actually think the Tigers will win by plenty!!
 

The_Wookie

Queenslander
Jul 2, 2010
33,274
30,985
Launceston
AFL Club
Carlton
Not reported ratings from the weekend

Bombers/Swans - 52,000 (Syd only, 7 main channel)
Suns/Tigers - 28,000 (Bris only, 7 main channel)
Kangaroos/Saints - 31,000 (Perth figure for some reason not reported elsewhere, 7 main channel)

VFL - Roos/Zebras - 33,000
SANFL - Bulldogs/Roosters - 20,000
WAFL - Tigers/Sharks - 40,000
 

The_Wookie

Queenslander
Jul 2, 2010
33,274
30,985
Launceston
AFL Club
Carlton
Totals

Pies/Hawks - FTA 694k, Fox 215k, Total 909k
Bombers/Swans - FTA 52k (syd only, no regionals), Fox 154k, Total 206k
Suns/Tigers - FTA 28k (bris only, no regionals), Fox 60k, Total 88k
Crows/Power - FTA 170k (adl only), Fox 180k, Total 350k

Dogs/Cats - FTA 331k (no perth, no separate regionals), Fox 154k, Total 485k
Eagles/Dockers - FTA 235k (perth only, no separate regionals), Fox 71k, Total 306k
Combined regionals - 198k.

Blues/Dees - no FTA, Fox 159k
Roos/Saints - 197k (Mel/Per/Adl only, no regionals), Fox 71k, Total 268k
Giants/Lions - FTA 45k (Syd/Bris only no regionals), Fox 144k, Total 189k
 

manicmagpie

A slice of fried gold
Jul 2, 2003
4,003
8,399
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
And even then do you guys have to give it to Pies fans?
Some supporters (from all sorts of clubs, including my own) exist only to wank over their own clubs successes, make excuses for their failures and do vice versa for other clubs.

I’m proud of my own club’s overall record vis-a-vis crowds but I’m sincere when I say I love big crowds when they happen for every team, and want them to occur all the time. This week is no exception - I think it would be great to get 45k or more and I hope it happens. This is hard for some people to comprehend.
 

blaisee

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 11, 2004
6,689
9,176
Punt Road
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
None
Yes a record but a record that was waiting to be broken tbh. We have a top 4 Giants ish playing a surging Richmond at home on the MCG at the business end of the season. On reflection, it should draw 45,000 ish. In exactly the same circumstances you’d expect Collingwood and Essendon to draw similarly.

I think this is a reflection of a late season pre finals dress rehearsal. For the record I actually think the Tigers will win by plenty!!
RIGHTEO

Lol
 

Our Game

Club Legend
Sep 30, 2014
2,411
1,383
Sandringham
AFL Club
Geelong
Not reported ratings from the weekend

Bombers/Swans - 52,000 (Syd only, 7 main channel)
Suns/Tigers - 28,000 (Bris only, 7 main channel)
Kangaroos/Saints - 31,000 (Perth figure for some reason not reported elsewhere, 7 main channel)

VFL - Roos/Zebras - 33,000
SANFL - Bulldogs/Roosters - 20,000
WAFL - Tigers/Sharks - 40,000
I think the dead zone 11.50am time slot would be effecting the VFL numbers on 7.
 

manicmagpie

A slice of fried gold
Jul 2, 2003
4,003
8,399
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Indeed, I think Blues fans are coming out in droves because after the tedium of the past couple of seasons their side is playing exciting football again.
As of this week Carlton have passed their 2018 home attendance total with 4 games still left to go.

In other words, games against Richmond, Sydney, North, Collingwood, Brisbane, Bulldogs & Melbourne have been enough to beat the 11 home games they had last year.

8 of last year's home crowds were lower than their lowest home crowd so far this year, which is a very respectable 32k.

*Grits teeth* Well done, Carlton.
 

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