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2019 TV ratings and crowd numbers

Strewthcobber

Mark Ella (57)
Crusaders v Lions 29k
Sunwolves v Highlanders 15k
Tahs v Sharks 61k
Stormers v Bulls 12k(!)
Hurricanes v Chiefs 38k

Surfing at Bells was around 15-20k for the weekend
A League averaged <15k with one game at 10k which is getting towards no-one on the sample panel actually watching the game at all
 

WorkingClassRugger

Simon Poidevin (60)
For those wondering how the Super Rugby FTA broadcasts are going on 10bold at 8am on Sundays - 14k metro this week.(Syd 2k, Melb 1k, Bri 9k, Adl 1k, Per 1k)

edit: Schute Shield rated 20k in Sydney on 7TWO on Saturday


So, the Shute Shield can boast ratings greater than much of the A-League for the past what 10 rounds?
 

Strewthcobber

Mark Ella (57)
So, the Shute Shield can boast ratings greater than much of the A-League for the past what 10 rounds?
Be a bit careful comparing STV and FTA ratings - they aren't really the same thing.

The ratings on 10 Bold for A-League are pretty disastrous, but the ones we've seen are above that Shute Shield number (with all the obvious Sydney & prime time caveats). Over summer they were around 70k. Down to 31k for the most recent game

The Prem League games on SBS are also going relatively well - and way ahead of the A-League. They did 134k for Tottenham v West Ham on Sat night
 

Derpus

John Eales (66)
The FFA have made even more egregious administrative errors than RA. They are both on a hiding to nothing though.
 

WorkingClassRugger

Simon Poidevin (60)
Be a bit careful comparing STV and FTA ratings - they aren't really the same thing.

The ratings on 10 Bold for A-League are pretty disastrous, but the ones we've seen are above that Shute Shield number (with all the obvious Sydney & prime time caveats). Over summer they were around 70k. Down to 31k for the most recent game

The Prem League games on SBS are also going relatively well - and way ahead of the A-League. They did 134k for Tottenham v West Ham on Sat night


The start of the AFL and NRL has had a big impact on ratings across the board for Rugby and Soccer. But even then. Soccer hasn't been looking great for some time.
 

The_Wookie

Chris McKivat (8)
Australian Rugby this season is averaging less than 66,000 per game from the data we have available, while Super Rugby ratings in Australia are somewhere less than 56,000 per game.
 

Strewthcobber

Mark Ella (57)
Brumbies v Blues 55k
Highlanders v Chiefs 35k
Hurricanes v Rebels 31k

Giants v Saints was 50k - lowest for them I've ever seeen
 

Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
Collector, a small NSW town of 330 residents, attracted 18,000 visitors to its pumpkin festival. Sort of shows up the crowds going to rugby these days, but, of course, who'd choose to go to a Super Rugby game when they have the option of all the excitement of watching a pumpkin grow?

Maybe rugby grounds should look at hosting some sort of weird festival on game days to get a half decent crowd through the gates.
 

Derpus

John Eales (66)
Collector, a small NSW town of 330 residents, attracted 18,000 visitors to its pumpkin festival. Sort of shows up the crowds going to rugby these days, but, of course, who'd choose to go to a Super Rugby game when they have the option of all the excitement of watching a pumpkin grow?

Maybe rugby grounds should look at hosting some sort of weird festival on game days to get a half decent crowd through the gates.
Novelty certainly seems to sell the odd ticket. Match at brookie was popular but if it was there every week it wouldn't be.
 

Strewthcobber

Mark Ella (57)
Pretty unofficial source (anyone got a better one?) but around 1700 for APD v SCT, and 1900 for their game against the Force
 
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