- Oct 10, 2013
- AFL Club
TV does want it but, why are we trying out new time slots like Thursday night? As we are trying to have less games on at the same time.If TV wanted that it would have it years back.
Fox signed their deal with the NRL just after the AFL deal was done the only difference was fox bought all the rights on sold the FTA stuff to 9 and told the NRL how they wanted the weekend structured the NRL use to have Thursday night Friday night Saturday arvo 2 Saturday night games, 2 Sunday arvo games and a Monday night game.
Then Fox got it changed to Thursday night a Friday double header with games at 6 and 8, 3 games back to back on the Saturday and 2 games back to back on Sunday. Now the NRL is the most viewed competition in Australia despite having one less game.
The AFL is harder as games are longer and their is an extra game a weekend to try and fit in