Flick pass expert
- Nov 16, 2004
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
- Other Teams
- The Mighty Blacks
Before 2001, and for a few years after it IIRC, The Australian would publish the detailed break down of the top 20 programs ( maybe more) for the week by the 5 capital cities during ratings period in either their business pages or a media section, before they started their Monday Media section. That was all that I used to read about, was the 5 capital cities ratings figures and the odd article they would talk about regional ratings.I doubt the AFL do any such thing. Reporting 5 city data is generally done by ALL tv reporting outlets and media agencies, generally excluding the regionals. Its something NRL fans have complained about for a while.
Thats also because until 2001 ratings were done in a completely different way. The AFL has published its total and regional audiences most years since.
At some point they just stopped doing it. That's when I started losing grasp of what a good ratings figure was for a sports program vs news vs drama vs sitcom was.
The Advertiser when I lived in Adelaide, SMH and Daily Telegraph when I lived in Sydney and the Courier Mail when I lived in SE Qld, never had as much detailed break down as The Australian used to provide. They would usually do a weekly top 10 list with a total and no break downs and then mention what those programs may have rated in their city, or just did a top 10 for their city rather than national top 10 list.