2021 Crowds and Ratings Thread

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weewilly

Debutant
Jul 18, 2003
136
25
Other Teams
Swans
How good is it we’re discussing, debating and arguing about crowds😄👍
Yep at least its a lot better than the 14,000 for the RL GF replay last night! :mad:

It will most likely take a season to get back to somewhere near normal crowds but hey it could be a lot worse we should be thankful for small mercies!
 

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Gigantor

Brownlow Medallist
May 13, 2012
15,116
5,188
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Brumbies, Socceroos
Actually disappointing numbers for a Thursday night and a good game
In the end, it's a tick under 1 mill, I agree slightly disappointing for thurs night so early in the season
Maybe the blues are a hard sell these days?
 

weewilly

Debutant
Jul 18, 2003
136
25
Other Teams
Swans
Normal working Thursdays with a school day next day are not a good time to be playing or TV viewing as people have other favourite shows so Thursdays should be restricted to a couple of matches at the start of the season and the day before Good Friday then back to Fridays to start the weekend!
 

weewilly

Debutant
Jul 18, 2003
136
25
Other Teams
Swans
In the end, it's a tick under 1 mill, I agree slightly disappointing for thurs night so early in the season
Maybe the blues are a hard sell these days?
I think you will find that FTA is on a slow downward trend and only News and some Current Affairs programmes rate now in the top 5 and even they are way down on what they used to get! So being the top sport for the night and in the top 10 is OK.
 

NoobPie

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 21, 2016
6,676
4,630
AFL Club
Collingwood
In the end, it's a tick under 1 mill, I agree slightly disappointing for thurs night so early in the season
Maybe the blues are a hard sell these days?

I reckon we might be a hard sell these days!

NRL Grand Final replay only got 884K which is a surprise.
 

weewilly

Debutant
Jul 18, 2003
136
25
Other Teams
Swans
Again only Crowd: 20,070 at GMHBA Stadium and Geelong before the game even started said the digital ticketing was putting thousands of people off going to the footy!
 

Sammoll

All Australian
Apr 9, 2015
779
2,203
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Melbourne City FC, Southampton FC
Again only Crowd: 20,070 at GMHBA Stadium and Geelong before the game even started said the digital ticketing was putting thousands of people off going to the footy!
It's going to happen all year. Tickets are too inaccessible and too much hassle for an average fan.
 

weewilly

Debutant
Jul 18, 2003
136
25
Other Teams
Swans
It's going to happen all year. Tickets are too inaccessible and too much hassle for an average fan.
Brian Cook the Geelong FC CEO said last the difference between 20.000 and a 29,000 crowd at the ground was a million bucks and he also said the clumsy ticketing arrangements were putting thousands of fans off going to the footy including members who just want to scan their card at the stadium.
 

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JohnZ

Premiership Player
Mar 10, 2016
4,891
7,192
AFL Club
Geelong
Brian Cook the Geelong FC CEO said last the difference between 20.000 and a 29,000 crowd at the ground was a million bucks and he also said the clumsy ticketing arrangements were putting thousands of fans off going to the footy including members who just want to scan their card at the stadium.
Most fans there last night were reserved seat members, so the revenue is already collected.

I would not expect the majority of Geelong fans to have technological literacy however.
nice og content. You got any jokes about meth?
 

mxett

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 1, 2007
25,144
11,257
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
Ratings have been decidedly disappointing so far this season. What gives? Struggling to break 1mil when we did it with ease for so many games last year
 

NoobPie

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 21, 2016
6,676
4,630
AFL Club
Collingwood
Ratings have been decidedly disappointing so far this season. What gives? Struggling to break 1mil when we did it with ease for so many games last year

1) Average over 3 hours versus average over 2 hours 20 minutes
2) Further growth in streaming
3) Potentially people allowed to do more things than last year
 

Sammoll

All Australian
Apr 9, 2015
779
2,203
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Melbourne City FC, Southampton FC
Might not be a very big crowd for the Saints tonight. Both Sandringham and Frankston line trains are down, ie the 2 train lines 90% of St Kilda fans live along.
 

Rob

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 8, 2000
29,628
16,556
South of the river
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Peel Thunder
Might not be a very big crowd for the Saints tonight. Both Sandringham and Frankston line trains are down, ie the 2 train lines 90% of St Kilda fans live along.
******* hell Melbourne trains are unreliable. Every 2nd or 3rd weekend there seems to be entire lines that get shut down. Surely you'd do any trackwork in the middle of the night?
 

Sammoll

All Australian
Apr 9, 2015
779
2,203
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Melbourne City FC, Southampton FC

A bit less than expected, but still the largest crowd in NSW for any sport so far this year besides the BBL Grand Final.
 
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The 747

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 19, 2008
17,924
21,135
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
Ratings have been decidedly disappointing so far this season. What gives? Struggling to break 1mil when we did it with ease for so many games last year
Probably the garbage that was last season's football. I was late even deciding to get Kayo back this year on account of last year. But the footy has been pretty good so far 👍
 

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