Michael Lynagh (62)
I considered going, but the loss against the All Blacks and the fact it was essentially a reserve team took any interest i had away from travelling all that way.
https://www.smh.com.au/culture/tv-a...iences-down-streaming-up-20191007-p52yag.htmlAn average of 2.64 million people across the country tuned-in to watch the 2019 NRL grand final, down from last year's national audience of 3.03 million. The figures come just weeks after the AFL recorded its smallest-ever television audience of 2.94 million, down from 2018's 3.38 million viewers.
Yeah, TV ratings are down across the board. It's a changing landscape out there
A record television audience in Japan watched the Asian nation’s 38-19 win over Samoa in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday, with more than 40% of the country tuning in. A peak audience share of 46.1% was recorded as watching on free-to-air Nippon Television, World Rugby said in a statement. Local media said it was the most watched sporting event of the year in Japan, surpassing Naomi Osaka’s win over Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open final.
More than 25 million people watched Japan’s victory over Samoa at the last World Cup, a domestic TV audience record before Saturday’s match. Japan, who are now within touching distance of a first ever quarter-final berth, face Scotland on Sunday, which is expected to attract an even bigger audience.
Nah- just like when despite the australian media’s irrational hyperbole about mungo’s place in the world, you have these examples of how it is going nowhere. Despite being all about money.. now global rugby is so big- i’ll keep enjoying watching.
The average audience share for the NTV broadcast was 39.2%, but at 9.41pm – as the game reached its conclusion – it was 53.7%. That means around 60m people were watching the match at its peak.