Play Nice 2022 Non AFL Crowds/Ratings/Finance/Development thread

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Rob

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Up against Tennis and IACGMOOH I would think 110k was respectable at least.

Yeah, it's probably OK. But take Sydney out and it was pretty ordinary - 42% of all viewers and 46% of 18-49s were from Sydney.

I note they've just announced the Socceroos WCQ against Japan will be in - you guessed it - Sydney as well. They have to be careful that they're not pissing off every other city and causing disinterest in the rest of the country.
 

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Yeah, it's probably OK. But take Sydney out and it was pretty ordinary - 42% of all viewers and 46% of 18-49s were from Sydney.

I note they've just announced the Socceroos WCQ against Japan will be in - you guessed it - Sydney as well. They have to be careful that they're not pissing off every other city and causing disinterest in the rest of the country.
Don't forget Soccer in Australia is run out of Sydney!
We need to let the poor NSW dahlings have some sort in international sport even it is second rate soccer!
 

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Don't forget Soccer in Australia is run out of Sydney!
We need to let the poor NSW dahlings have some sort in international sport even it is second rate soccer!

Socceroos v Japan is far from 2nd rate.

But it seems 90% of national team fixtures are now held in Sydney, and only the dregs are given to anyone else. I suspect it's because the NSW government pays for it, but that's just short term thinking again that's going to just result in disinterest in the rest of the country over the longer term.
 

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Yeah, it's probably OK. But take Sydney out and it was pretty ordinary - 42% of all viewers and 46% of 18-49s were from Sydney.

I note they've just announced the Socceroos WCQ against Japan will be in - you guessed it - Sydney as well. They have to be careful that they're not pissing off every other city and causing disinterest in the rest of the country.

I think it's just easier. Most of the country is suffering from a tsunami of covid cases so staying in a controlled environment is probably the right way to go, for now at least.

10 Bold though?
 

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'....Saturday night when a record average of 3.577 million people tuned in to watch Ash Barty defeat Danielle Collins, making it the most-watched Australian Open women’s final ever.

The final had a peak audience of more than four million viewers, who watched Barty overcome a 5-1 deficit in the second set to clinch a straight sets victory and end Australia’s long drought on home soil.'


Bartys authentic comments were a feature of the after match.
 

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Poor A-league only got 44k. To be expected in a when nine get an audience share greater than the AFL Grand final. 68% overall.
 

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Poor A-league only got 44k. To be expected in a when nine get an audience share greater than the AFL Grand final. 68% overall.

Well, yes and no.
An AFLW game got 32k on Fox, that's not great, but it makes 44k on an FTA main channel look pretty meek.
Even My Fair Lady on 9GEM managed 81k.
For the 8th week in a row, SBS beat 10's main channel.
 

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Seven in battle to win back tennis from Nine as Tennis Australia charts financial recovery from $100m loss​

Seven West Media is gearing up for a bidding war with Nine Entertainment over the Australian Open broadcast rights – despite more than two years left on the current $300m, six-year deal, reports News Corp’s John Stensholt.

Tennis Australia signed with Nine at a similar stage of its previous contract with Seven for its last deal, and could be officially in the market for the local rights as soon as later this year.

Though the recent Ashes series was a ratings success, Seven is keen to shed its cricket rights and is unhappy with the domestic Big Bash League. Interest in the BBL has slipped for the past three years.

Seven is also set for a court battle with Cricket Australia beginning next month over financial compensation the network is seeking for the pandemic-interrupted 2020-21 summer.

 

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7 did the classic buy high/sell low with the BBL. Now they might do the same with the tennis.

:thumbsu: BBL went for content & I for one no longer watch regularly.

7 won the tennis with the 'help' of an expert:

'Harold Mitchell has been hit with a $90,000 fine for committing "serious" breaches of director's duties while on the board of Tennis Australia.
Mr Mitchell acted inappropriately by feeding secret information about Tennis Australia to the Seven Network, which helped it win the rights over other bidders, Justice Jonathan Beach ruled.

The broadcast rights were awarded to Seven for five years in 2013, but there was never a competitive tender process.

Channel Nine finally won the rights to broadcast the Australian Open from 2020 in a new five-year, $300 million deal sealed with Tennis Australia in 2018, ending a 35-year partnership with Channel Seven.
The Court decided not to ban Mr Mitchell from managing corporations, nor did it impose the maximum penalty of $600,000 for three breaches of director's duties.
However, Mr Mitchell is up for millions of dollars in legal fees, as both sides were ordered to bear their costs.'
 

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Nine and Stan have all the grand slams and everything attached to that(Davis Cup, Aussie Summer).

I think they have moved on from cricket and would fight ch.7 tooth and nail for the Aus Open. It is the perfect lead up for the start of the TV Ratings way. It's like a mini commonwealth games for 2 weeks every year.

And Tennis Aus would love a bidding war as they need the money after Covid 2021 Aus Open, were they lost $100 mil.
 

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:thumbsu: BBL went for content & I for one no longer watch regularly.

7 won the tennis with the 'help' of an expert:

'Harold Mitchell has been hit with a $90,000 fine for committing "serious" breaches of director's duties while on the board of Tennis Australia.
Mr Mitchell acted inappropriately by feeding secret information about Tennis Australia to the Seven Network, which helped it win the rights over other bidders, Justice Jonathan Beach ruled.

The broadcast rights were awarded to Seven for five years in 2013, but there was never a competitive tender process.

Channel Nine finally won the rights to broadcast the Australian Open from 2020 in a new five-year, $300 million deal sealed with Tennis Australia in 2018, ending a 35-year partnership with Channel Seven.
The Court decided not to ban Mr Mitchell from managing corporations, nor did it impose the maximum penalty of $600,000 for three breaches of director's duties.
However, Mr Mitchell is up for millions of dollars in legal fees, as both sides were ordered to bear their costs.'
Should be in gaol
 

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Fair assessment of the BBL:

'The BBL is in trouble. It has been bled dry by its length and is but a faint trace of the tournament that was once considered the best in the world behind only the IPL.

Remember when giants such as Shane Warne, Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga lit up the evenings, before the Big Bash became unviable for international stars. Remember when it was so robust it was sold at market to two broadcasters?'

'These days the tournament drags on too long and the game’s best players can earn more playing in any number of shorter T20 leagues around the world.'

'..... ratings were down, interest appears to have departed and this is an event desperately in need of renovation.'

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