TV Ratings AFL 2018 - Concerning figures?

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Some very soft figures coming out this year, I'm gathering Channel 7 rating data and it's well down on last year.
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2018:

25th May 2018 504,000 Aggregate

20th May 2018 441000 Aggregate.

19th May 2018 247000 Aggregate. :eek:

18th May 2018 565000 Aggregate

13th May 2018 369000 Aggregate
 
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We are getting a lot more sub-standard games this year and very few close games.

Last there were plenty of sub-standard games but there were also a lot of nail-biters so it made it easier to watch.

This is the first time that the 'the game needs fixing' crowd have really gained some momentum. In the past the AFL has flirted with the idea of changing the rules to ease congestion but have brought in a tonne of nothing rules like the third-man up, deliberate oob, 10 metre protected area, and reducing the interchange to 90 per game.

This is the first time I can genuinely see some major intervention on the horizon.
 

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Some very soft figures coming out this year, I'm gathering Channel 7 rating data and it's well down on last year.
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2018:

25th May 2018 504,000 Aggregate

20th May 2018 441000 Aggregate.

19th May 2018 247000 Aggregate. :eek:

18th May 2018 565000 Aggregate

13th May 2018 369000 Aggregate
Would be interesting to see a breakdown of these figures by state, times etc
 

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7mate showing the footy in favour of a wedding had an impact, as did the Commonwealth games.
 

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Not sure if it has any effect but I'd be watching 7mate if not for that $39 Sports HD promo Foxtel did in March. Bargain.

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SEVEN’S AFL: SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Channel 7 401,000
 
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We are getting a lot more sub-standard games this year and very few close games.

Last there were plenty of sub-standard games but there were also a lot of nail-biters so it made it easier to watch.

This is the first time that the 'the game needs fixing' crowd have really gained some momentum. In the past the AFL has flirted with the idea of changing the rules to ease congestion but have brought in a tonne of nothing rules like the third-man up, deliberate oob, 10 metre protected area, and reducing the interchange to 90 per game.

This is the first time I can genuinely see some major intervention on the horizon.
Careful what you wish for.
Dinasour Leigh Matthews is involved and he is hell bent on putting players in zones.
 

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That is what happens when you put shit stained teams in prime time slots
 

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Is there anywhere where we can find a game-by-game breakdown, for example, the ratings for each Friday night game?
 

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SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Channel 7 517,000


Only 43,000 in Sydney watching a Friday night game involving the Swans. I had no idea it was that bad.
 

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There are plenty of shit games... But channel 7s own AWFUL coverage/commentary would be impacting the figures as well.
 

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What about Foxtel numbers? I watch the 7 games on Fox Sports for no ads, doubt I’m alone.
 

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SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Channel 7 517,000


Only 43,000 in Sydney watching a Friday night game involving the Swans. I had no idea it was that bad.
Sure that figure is correct? That seems horrendously low.
 

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Carlton back on Friday night same night as the World Cup on July 13
AFL just giving away own goals to get into the mood of the tournament then
 

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Carlton back on Friday night same night as the World Cup on July 13
AFL just giving away own goals to get into the mood of the tournament then
So the AFL and its media lackeys have got another excuse along with the Commonwealth Games & the Royal Wedding for lousy ratings over the next month or so.

The cricket World Cup (in timeslots clashing with the footy) and Ashes are on mid next year, I guess they're already preparing their excuses if the lousy ratings continue.
 

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What about Foxtel numbers? I watch the 7 games on Fox Sports for no ads, doubt I’m alone.
This was discussed in the Footy Industry forum but in the first 10 rounds Foxtel ratings had dropped from 196k to 169k average per game. And the ratings for Round 11 appeared to be lower than even the 169k average.
 

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So the AFL and its media lackeys have got another excuse along with the Commonwealth Games & the Royal Wedding for lousy ratings over the next month or so.

The cricket World Cup (in timeslots clashing with the footy) and Ashes are on mid next year, I guess they're already preparing their excuses if the lousy ratings continue.
What was the excuse for giving such rubbish teams primetime positions has the AFL said anything?
 

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SEVEN’S AFL: FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Channel 7 517,000


Only 43,000 in Sydney watching a Friday night game involving the Swans. I had no idea it was that bad.
And yet everyone has to endure the AFL Sydney lovefest nearly every Friday night and Carlton way too many Friday nights.
 

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Commonwealth Games as an excuse is laughable!! Come on!
How many people you think bother to watch the Comm games ???
Cant be that many, I dont know ANY.
Most wouldnt even know its on.
Its two bit second rate crap, the comm games.

AFL really are clutching at straws.
 

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Are TV figures across the board trending down?
60 minutes, 6pm news etc
People are on Netflix way more year on year
 

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And yet everyone has to endure the AFL Sydney lovefest nearly every Friday night and Carlton way too many Friday nights.
The problem is both GWS & Swans games are telecast on 7 Mate not the primary channel and it is well established live sport rates a lot lower on the secondary channels than it does the primary channels.
 
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