Very interesting that AFL NSW actually came out and made comments about the TV Viewership on the 2 matches. They are actually up there on the ground so as to speak and for them to comment at all is unusual. Would like to see their feedback they get from their development guys in their respective zones.1. For last Thur. night's game against Essendon, "NSW's audience for the Sydney Swans was up 88% on the average Thur. night audience of 2019, driven by Sydney metro up 98%". Also for this game, nthn. NSW was up 142% (?), sthn. NSW., up 31%, cf their average ratings for 2019.
National FTA & Fox total 955k. Figures don't include Kayo.
Last "Sat. match between GWS & Collingwood was 42% greater than the next best Giants' audience in NSW this season".
It should be noted that the Swans & Giants very rarely get Thur. night &/or Fri. night games: Prime Time- which always attract much larger ratings, for any programs, cf non-Prime Time Sat. & Sun. afternoon games (Swans & Giants usually time).
Sat. night, cf Thur. & Fri. night, does not attract strong ratings. Playing in Prime Time can increase the average ratings by 100%+ on a secondary channel.
Also, of course, if any program is on the main FTA channel, the ratings will also increase c.100%-200%+, cf if the same program was on a secondary FTA channel at the same time (I have always found this huge discrepancy perplexing).
2. Daily Telegraph P. Rothfield 11.4.21
In "Saint, Sinner, Shoosh" column, the headline teaser states "NRL Sweating On AFL's Dominance"
Rothfield states, in a teaser, I "wonder if the AFL's Queensland dominance was discussed".
(Scroll to 11.4, then click on "Saint, Sinner Shoosh". Behind a paywall- can anyone open, & post here please).The latest Tweets from sportsindustry (@footyindustryAU): "News Wrap | Friday, May 8th | WA AFL teams miss out on home games early, India still plan on coming to Australia, Kayo subs take a 30% hit, RA solvency questions https://t.co/ZI3V1TYArR"twitter.com
AFAIK, there is no metric where the AFL has "dominance" throughout all Qld., cf the NRL; & the AFL has never said it was "dominant" in Qld.
The only metric that might come close is the GR AF jnr & snr Club & school boom in comp. player nos. in SEQ. In contrast, there has been a collapse in GR jnr & snr Club & school male contact RL comp. nos. in the Gold Coast-Greater Brisbane- Sunshine Coast corridor.
In 2020, GR AF club & school jnr & snr comp. player nos. are very close (& may have surpassed) to 2020 GR club & school jnr & snr comp. contact RL nos. in the Gold Coast- Greater Brisbane (excluding Ipswich District JRL comp.)- Sunshine Coast corridor. See my links, with these details, in this Thread.
It is very likely GR AF club & school jnr & snr comp. player nos. will surpass GR club & school jnr & snr comp. contact RL nos. in the Gold Coast-Greater Brisbane (including the Ipswich District JRL comp.)- Sunshine Coast corridor in the next few years.
Is it another false dawn because our game has had plenty of them.