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2020 crowds and ratings

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Strewthcobber, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    2020 thread for crowds and ratings. Focus on rugby but relevant comparisons from other sports/countries are welcome

    Ratings can be found @mediaweekaus, tvtonight, footyindustry.com and other sources

    Comparisons with previous years will be hard as Kayo has drastically changed the landscape. There are no kayo ratings publically available AFAIK.

    With that in mind, we post what we have. Presumably comparisons between sports in 2020 are still relevant.
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  2. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    First game of the year.

    Brumbies v Reds crowd was 7436.
    Full credit to each one of them who turned out at 40 degrees

    Super Rugby: Fox Sports
    Brumbies v Reds 52,000
    Blues v Chiefs 43,000

    Big bash simulcast 220k, A-League 17k
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  3. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    That's not so bad for the Brumbies/Reds game. Nobody from the far southern suburbs was likely to show up with bushfires raging in the vicinity, and the heat certainly would have kept more away. I missed the game because I'm currently in enemy territory, suffering in the immense heat and humidity of western Sydney.

    I reckon in good conditions the crowd would probably have surpassed 10,000. Would prefer 20,000 but any increase over recent years would be welcome.
  4. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    How the journos came up with rugby being 4th behind soccer is anyone's guess. If rugby is dying, what is the A-league.
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  5. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Crusaders v Waratahs 66,000
    Sunwolves v Rebels 39,000

    No 7s numbers yet

    Lakers v Trailblazers 49,000

    3 A-League games combined were 47,000. It's disappearing.
  6. Show-n-go Banned

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    You’ve compared two different things there though

    Soccer in the country is growing

    But A-League is a competition which is dead in the ass

    Soccer is like Basketball whereby it doesn’t need a thriving domestic competition to grow in popularity in Australia
  7. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    Cool. People playing social soccer means nothing for $$.
  8. Show-n-go Banned

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    K. Just pointing out it was a weird comparing a code to a domestic comp, while you’re at it you might want to compare the Basketball to the NRL or the NBA to cricket
  9. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    plenty of Australians are paying plenty of $$$ for pro football (soccer). It's just not spent on the A-league.
  10. Show-n-go Banned

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    Exactly! who do you think fills up a stadium when the Socceroos play
  11. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Optus sport, who show the EPL and Champions league have something like twice the number of subscribers as Kayo does.

    It's not apples for apples because of how access is paid for, but really shows the market there.
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    Melbourne A League derbies also get bigger crowds than Super Rugby...
  13. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    World Sevens Series in Sydney did around 35k on TV. Long day so not too bad of an average.

    34,000 crowd over the two days
  14. Derpus Mark Ella (57)

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    I reckon a lot of people have Optus as a default. I have Optus sport included in my phone contract at no extra costs (in theory) and wouldnt pay for it if i had to. EPL is fine and all - but not going to pay a monthly sub for a comp I can only watch in the middle od the night.
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  15. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Yep, it's a default. You get access as an Optus customer - if you are a customer you pay for it with your monthly bill whether you watch it in the midddle of the night or not.

    Optus think it's worth spending (at least) $63m a year for the rights to drive more people to sign up for the optus mobile service.

    They claim 700,000+ people have downloaded and are subscribed to their Optus sports app
  16. Derpus Mark Ella (57)

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    But their contracts seem equivalent to other services that dont include EPL coverage (telstra etc) - On that basis I would argue you dont pay for it?
  17. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    You are paying for A-League, NRL, AFL, netball and NBL on Telstra
  18. TheHaydog Frank Row (1)

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    4/7 official crowds were released for round 1

    wikipedia has the pages linked on the 2020 match list page

    7,436 for Brumbies vs Reds
    10,426 for Sunwolves vs Rebels
    18,867 for Stormers vs Hurricanes
    6,820 for Jaguares vs Lions
  19. Ulrich Trevor Allan (34)

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    Wow. It is looking dire.

    I suspect 30k+ at Newlands this weekend.
  20. dru Mark Ella (57)

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    That would be sensational.

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