Hansen raised a good point about the demographics of those with rating boxes.
Shows like Before the Game and TFS don't really discuss footy but are more light entertainment and thus draw a more widespread audience.
Marngrook would be more limited in audience but I also think would largely have an audience that are less likely to be involved in the ratings process.
I didn't watch it often but it was OK and more interesting then TFS.
Oh please... The NRL equivalent of this (the Barefoot RL show) was changed to a generic All-Sports show recently, despite lots of complaints.The bias against Australian Football is getting stronger.
This is spot on. It had a novelty effect because the production value was so minimal and didn't try to be anything more than what it was. But overall, it was just a bunch of blokes talking, half of which really didn't know much about the game. AFL360 is the same, but Robbo and Gerard know 4 times as much about footy than everyone on the Marngrook panel combined and it didn't look like it was produced by some TAFE students on work experience.It was a really amateurish show. I liked the interviews with past players, Gilbert was funny in a Doug Hawkins esque manner. The other panel members were fairly boring, although the panel members on the Footy Show these days are hopeless as well.
They account for those things when distributing the boxes. They're meant to reflect the demographic of the country, otherwise they'd be useless.Marngrook would be more limited in audience but I also think would largely have an audience that are less likely to be involved in the ratings process.