2019 AFL Crowds & Ratings Thread

The_Wookie

Queenslander
Jul 2, 2010
32,109
29,445
Launceston
AFL Club
Carlton
Actually today's not too bad compared what it can be,it's a winter sport,so that's no excuse,it may be the time it started that affected the numbers.
Probably a combination - now that the league puts itself out there as a more family friendly game, you are going to be real reluctant to take your kids out. It was also live broadcast in Tasmania (was the national broadcast game for Sunday).
 

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Rob

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 8, 2000
27,533
13,175
South of the river
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Peel Thunder
215k for the Sunday game across 4 cities (excluding Perth).

Can't remember any timeslot getting such poor numbers.
 

manicmagpie

A slice of fried gold
Jul 2, 2003
3,256
6,597
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.

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workhorse

Premiership Player
Nov 13, 2006
3,681
2,452
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+
 

BobbyMorri

Norm Smith Medallist
May 4, 2009
6,635
4,781
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.
 

blaisee

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 11, 2004
6,091
7,840
Punt Road
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
None
That would be a good crowd if correct. It's the best chance yet of GWS getting a big game in Victoria.
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
 

TigerTime_89

4x Jack Dyer Medalist
Apr 3, 2018
2,891
4,618
Mornington Peninsula
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Melb Storm, Liverpool, S Thunder
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
I'm all for giving it to Pies fans but can we wait until we actually get the great crowd first before we start gloating.
 

dave10

Club Legend
Apr 26, 2004
1,794
896
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!!
 

gopies1981

Premiership Player
Feb 25, 2007
4,950
1,420
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
And even then do you guys have to give it to Pies fans?
Exactly. Let’s see how money people Richmond get against west coast considering Collingwood drew close to 61,000 v west coast early this year and 63,000 in 2012!
 

The_Wookie

Queenslander
Jul 2, 2010
32,109
29,445
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
32,109
29,445
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
3,256
6,597
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
6,091
7,840
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
1,935
1,128
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.
 
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