Play Nice 2022 AFL/AFLW Crowds/TV Ratings/Stream thread

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kranger

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Very good ratings last night on fta considering it was a pretty ordinary game so a lot of people would have switched off bringing the averages down.
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Focusing on Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth ratings.

Melbourne is about twice the size of Perth, and Perth is about twice the size of Adelaide.

That makes the Melbourne and Adelaide ratings seem about proportional. But does that make the Perth ratings seem lower in comparison to the traditional footy markets?

It seems like it is always low like that, incomparison.
 

Billy ray

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Focusing on Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth ratings.

Melbourne is about twice the size of Perth, and Perth is about twice the size of Adelaide.

That makes the Melbourne and Adelaide ratings seem about proportional. But does that make the Perth ratings seem lower in comparison to the traditional footy markets?

It seems like it is always low like that, incomparison.
Time difference
 

Prince Imperial

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Focusing on Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth ratings.

Melbourne is about twice the size of Perth, and Perth is about twice the size of Adelaide.

That makes the Melbourne and Adelaide ratings seem about proportional. But does that make the Perth ratings seem lower in comparison to the traditional footy markets?

It seems like it is always low like that, incomparison.

As well as the matches being on earlier in Perth, there is the secondary channel factor. We'd get higher ratings in WA if the there if the FTA TV rights were held with a network that would show all AFL matches on the main channel.
 

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In retrospect, starting the Sydney prelim 10 or 15 minutes later might have stopped a number of viewers jumping to 9 news on the half time siren.
 

Bjo187

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Why they don't play the GF as twilight it's beyond me, feels like so much more of a special occasion, plus an extra 500k to 1 million viewers nationally, it's lunacy.
 

weewilly

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It's not a matter of either being a massive success or an abject failure. There are some things the AFLW has done well, but I fear the league has simply expanded too quickly, which has resulted in a heavily lopsided competition that is generally at a poor standard. And it's been compounded by some baffling scheduling.

As the old saying goes, nothing is worse for a bad product than good publicity. The AFLW gets plenty of publicity - most of it good, and people will support it initially as evidenced by some big crowds early. But this year they don't seem to have come back. Maybe in a couple of weeks there will be a bounce.
Hopefully after the AFL GF the AFLW crowds will pick up but I doubt they will reach the crowds that were in the first couple of seasons for a few more years and the AFL will have to prop them up costing tens of millions every season
 

weewilly

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Why they don't play the GF as twilight it's beyond me, feels like so much more of a special occasion, plus an extra 500k to 1 million viewers nationally, it's lunacy.
It will happen only a matter of time maybe even next year!
 

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From the naked eye, I could see a few spare seats. There was a little bay on the outer wing up the top which was vacant (it had limited visibility of the ground). Hope the game draws 2 mill nationally, including Fox, Kayo and regionals in the TV ratings.
 

manicmagpie

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From the naked eye, I could see a few spare seats. There was a little bay on the outer wing up the top which was vacant (it had limited visibility of the ground). Hope the game draws 2 mill nationally, including Fox, Kayo and regionals in the TV ratings.
Yes, at the ground you could see the odd empty seats here and there and also that batch of unsold seats.

I’m not sure how bad those restricted view seats must be to not be sold at all. Maybe they sell them for cricket because you can see the pitch but for AFL you can’t see the goals at one end.
 

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AFLW Eagles vs Dockers is at Optus Stadium this Thursday in the afternoon of the public holiday.

Will this draw a decent crowd to warrant the game being played there?
 

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Why they don't play the GF as twilight it's beyond me, feels like so much more of a special occasion, plus an extra 500k to 1 million viewers nationally, it's lunacy.

100 per cent. I'm sure with this new TV rights agreement there would be a clause in there about twilight/night Grand Final.
 

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TV Ratings Sydney V Collingwood

FTA: 1,084,000

Melbourne: 540,000
Sydney: 214,000
Perth: 134,000
Adelaide: 131,000
Brisbane: 65,000

Regional: 396,000

Fox: 453,000.
 
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MattF185

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According to my figures, the top 5 AFL TV ratings since 2004 are:

1. 2005 GF - 4.444 mill
2. 2021 GF - 4.156 mill
3. 2006 GF - 4.140 mill
4. 2016 GF - 4.089 mill
5. 2012 GF - 4.053 mill

If anyone has the data for it, that would be great.
 

Bjo187

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TV Ratings Sydney V Collingwood

FTA: 1,084,000

Melbourne: 540,000
Sydney: 214,000
Perth: 134,000
Adelaide: 131,000
Brisbane: 65,000

Regional: 396,000

Fox: 453,000.

Amazing what happens when 7 actually put the game on the main channel into Sydney isn't it!

Over 2 million viewers all up is massive for a non grand final.
 

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Sunday, 18 September 2022



AFL Finals fly high on Seven

The 2022 AFL Finals Series continues to kick goals on the Seven Network, with the Friday and Saturday night Preliminary Finals reaching a combined 4.78 million viewers nationally.

Saturday night’s Preliminary Final between the Sydney Swans and Collingwood at the SCG was watched by 1.48 million people nationally and dominated its timeslot in total people, 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s.

The match scored the biggest AFL national audience this year, up 113% on the 2022 regular season Saturday night average audience and reached 3.64 million people nationally.

Sydney’s audience soared 664% on the 2022 season to-date Saturday night match average audience, Melbourne was up 173%, Brisbane up 110%, Perth up 106% and Adelaide up 70%.

Seven was #1 in prime time on Saturday with a dominant 48.4% commercial audience share in the capital cities in total people, 46.5% in 25 to 54s and 48.7% in 16 to 39s.

Friday night’s high-stakes clash between the Geelong Cats and the Brisbane Lions scored an average of 1.11 million viewers. It was up 89% on the 2022 season-date average audience, up 271% in Brisbane, 91% in Melbourne, 71% in Sydney, 53% in Adelaide and 42% in Perth.

Seven’s live and free coverage of the Geelong Cat’s thrilling victory over the Brisbane Lions at the MCG was #1 in its timeslot in total people, 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s and reached 2.98 million people.

The Seven Network was #1 in prime time on Friday with a massive 53.1% commercial audience share in the capital cities in total people, 53.5% in 25 to 54s and 57% in 16 to 39s.

Seven Network is #1 nationally and in the capital cities so far in the OzTAM 2022 survey year, and #1 nationally in 25 to 54s and 16 to 39s.
 

weewilly

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Once again the NRL got a thrashing on Ch 9 in Melbourne last night and the AFL doubled the NRL figures and some fools on LU thought the RL would rate higher than the AFL LOL!

4RUGBY LEAGUE FINAL SERIES SF2Nine Network563,000349,00042,000138,00019,00015,000

The AFL and associated shows also rated very well on Fox. With the AFL outrating the RL by 110,000 thousand on Fox and that is why the AFL got the big bucks..

1LIVE: AFL PF SYDNEY V COLLINGWOODFOX FOOTY453,000
2LIVE: BEST ON GROUNDFOX FOOTY360,000
3LIVE: NRL: SF #2 SHARKS V RABBITOHSFOX LEAGUE343,000
4IN THE BACK POCKETFOX FOOTY132,000
 
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I‘m not entirely clear how ratings work, I just go by the figures on tv tonight which clearly shows the AFL always beating nrl on free to air platform. The folks at league unlimited like to claim that nrl has higher figures. I know there are some insecurities but are there other platforms that increase the NRL which supports this?
 

The_Wookie

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I‘m not entirely clear how ratings work, I just go by the figures on tv tonight which clearly shows the AFL always beating nrl on free to air platform. The folks at league unlimited like to claim that nrl has higher figures. I know there are some insecurities but are there other platforms that increase the NRL which supports this?

Its the figures not on tv tonight for the AFL. The league holds its own on Thursday and Friday and generally saturday night, but the other 5 games a round are generally lower rating in total than the opposing NRL games. They do have a commanding lead on raw numbers, as they rate higher on Foxtel.
 

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Seven news just reported 34,000 tickets have been allocated to Geelong and Sydney members in what continues to be the biggest rort on the biggest game of the year.

25K each to competing club members at minimum.

Couldn’t understand that report that only 9,000 MCC seats remain on a first in, best dressed basis for Saturday? Have they pre sold 13,000 tickets?





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