Mark Ella (57)
New year, new thread for the numbers
Not a great start to the year, big drop from 100k last year
1.8m over 4 games. Massive.
NRL nines up a bit, decent cricket numbers, A-league about the same as last year (Ave 71k on both FTA & Fox)
The Carlton Vs Collingwood game pulled just under 900,000 alone.
A national TV audience of 896,000, including 593,000 metropolitan free-to-air viewers, 180,000 regional free-to-air viewers and 123,000 on Fox Footy, watched as the Blues won the inaugural AFLW clash in front of a sold-out crowd at Ikon Park.
A-League struggling to draw crowds. Sydney FC having an all-time season but can't even crack 10k..
It's an interesting phenomenon that outside of Sydney FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory that crowds are dire.
They are having the best season in their history. There are no other major sports being played at the moment. And they can't crack 10k.
Yes it's a Thursday against a struggling opponent, but still that's a worrying figure.
If media rumours are correct they are going to Channel 10 broadcast live on Saturday nights on the primary channel.