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2018 TV ratings and crowd numbers

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10,021 in Melbourne for game 1 Rebels v Reds last night


An article yesterday from a VRU Board Members said the Rebels were 'hoping' for 10,000, and if they didn't reach that figure there may be some creative accounting to ensure that number was reached....
 

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Steve Williams (59)
An article yesterday from a VRU Board Members said the Rebels were 'hoping' for 10,000, and if they didn't reach that figure there may be some creative accounting to ensure that number was reached..

Hey, c'mon. The box is ticked. :)
 
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Peter Sullivan (51)
An article yesterday from a VRU Board Members said the Rebels were 'hoping' for 10,000, and if they didn't reach that figure there may be some creative accounting to ensure that number was reached..

dont really see the point of that.

Crowds are great to have but the main source of income is TV so the crowd is not that important.
 

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Andrew Slack (58)
dont really see the point of that.

Crowds are great to have but the main source of income is TV so the crowd is not that important.
the main source of income for financially solvent Super Rugby teams has been sponsorship - where the rebels and force really struggled over the years. The Reds make $2 million+ net from Matchday even recently though, and up to $4m for the good years, which is getting pretty close to the TV numbers
 
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I don't believe that for one moment

Yeah, me either. I was there and would have sworn there was closer to 12K.

Anyway, a few more wins and the crowds will get a bit bigger as the year goes on.
 
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30k capacity... It didn't look 33% full

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Probably a similar 10k crowd at the Tahs tonight..

Unfortunately the rugby malaise that tainted the game from 2017 still exists, impacted on the Sydney 7's, Brisbane 10s and now the opening rounds of Super Rugby look to be down in Australia. Its pretty bloody disappointing but understandable given how shit of a year and poorly managed the game was in 2017.
 

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Jim Clark (26)
30k capacity. It didn't look 33% full

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Except everyone is on the other side. They don’t open half of the photographed side at the moment as there has been no need and it saves costs.

10k doesn’t surprise me based on how historical crowds have looked.
 
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Ron Walden (29)
Except everyone is on the other side. They don’t open half of the photographed side at the moment as there has been no need and it saves costs.

10k doesn’t surprise me based on how historical crowds have looked.
you must be a creative accountant too
 
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you must be a creative accountant too


The entire upper level on the non-tv camera side is closed. The photo above needs to be put in context. There was easily 10K there, and while that is hardly a number to cause happy sloppy kisses and cartwheels, it’s a start.
 

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Cyril Towers (30)
How's the 1/2 price membership initiative going, free entry looks like it would still be too expensive in Melb even on a night with no AFL or NRL competition.
Was that initiative part of Rob Clarke's expensive consultancy?
Slow train wreck happening.
 

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Ron Walden (29)
The entire upper level on the non-tv camera side is closed. The photo above needs to be put in context. There was easily 10K there, and while that is hardly a number to cause happy sloppy kisses and cartwheels, it’s a start.
It didn't look any where near half full on the tv shots, to me, but I can go back and reassess if you want to continue with this claim. IMO there were 7 500 there tops - thats a big difference from the claimed 10 000. Lets see some audited ticketing from AAMI for confirmation
 
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It didn't look any where near half full on the tv shots, to me, but I can go back and reassess if you want to continue with this claim. IMO there were 7 500 there tops - thats a big difference from the claimed 10 000. Lets see some audited ticketing from AAMI for confirmation

Ok, you are going down the conspiracy path. I’m stepping off the crazy train you are happily riding. To help you and your mates sleep better, why don’t you sue the ARU and VRU for ticketing data, so you can really see the “truth”.

It’s out there, baby, and will set you free. Woooo.
 

Jamie

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Tahs crowds do not look good tonight - any suggestions on that figure?
I was at the game. I didn’t think the crowd was too bad may 12k? Really good game to watch IMo everyone on my section was on their feet. If they keep it up they will get a few more. I though the Tahs play pretty well considering how they played last year. The Stormers played to their strengths.
 

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John Thornett (49)
Really enjoyed the Tahs game. Despite the size it was a great vocal crowd. Fun atmosphere.

They had a lot of kids playing before the game and during half time. They’re working really hard on community engagement it seems.
 
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