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qwerty51

Nathan Sharpe (72)
As a 27 year old in Sydney, most Saturdays I'll have either a friends birthday, an event, or a family commitment.

It's very, very hard to catch a Wallabies game given this as most of Australia simply don't care. My AFL-loving friends don't really have this problem, as entire friendship circles will build their calendar around big games.

I watched every game of the French series, and I adored the game last night. Friends who would've never given a single shit about rugby union were super active in the group chat, and it's no wonder to me the viewership was good.

If you can't dominate the mainstream, fight for territory on the fringes.

I love mid-week tests.
Yeah posted something similar in the match thread. Can't overstate how important the mid-week was in reaching the casual sports fan who otherwise wouldn't have watched on a Saturday night as they had other plans or NRL/AFL was on.
 

Crashy

Cyril Towers (30)
yeah I think the mid week test makes a lot of sense. My family for once all ate dinner together and watched the game. in fact pretty much everyone I knew was watching - it felt a bit like origin for a while there. Then the ref....
 

Dan54

John Eales (66)
As a 27 year old in Sydney, most Saturdays I'll have either a friends birthday, an event, or a family commitment.

It's very, very hard to catch a Wallabies game given this as most of Australia simply don't care. My AFL-loving friends don't really have this problem, as entire friendship circles will build their calendar around big games.

I watched every game of the French series, and I adored the game last night. Friends who would've never given a single shit about rugby union were super active in the group chat, and it's no wonder to me the viewership was good.

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Have you ever considered getting new friends??;):D
 

Micheal

Nicholas Shehadie (39)
Have you ever considered getting new friends??;):D
Not sure if I could find 4 people my age in Sydney that all watch rugby union.

Even those that do I wouldn’t jump willingly into a friendship with.

Maybe says something about me.
 

Dan54

John Eales (66)
Not sure if I could find 4 people my age in Sydney that all watch rugby union.

Even those that do I wouldn’t jump willingly into a friendship with.

Maybe says something about me.
Mate to be fair I am not young enough to pick mates by how much fun they are anyway, easier to have ones that just watch rugby.:D
 

The_Wookie

Chris McKivat (8)
consolidated ratings

CodeRoundDateDayTimeHomeAwayVenueAttendanceCapacity%CapacityHostMetro Cons 7Reg Cons 79NOW Cons 7FTA Cons7
ARUGame 12/7Sat1955AustraliaEnglandOptus Stadium47,66860,00379.44%Nine/STAN424,000149,00039,000612,000
ARUGame 29/7Sat1955AustraliaEnglandSuncorp Stadium46,53652,50088.64%Nine/STAN450,000165,00043,000658,000
ARUGame 316/7Sat1955AustraliaEnglandSCG43,27448,00090.15%Nine/STAN456,000201,00046,000703,000
ARUGame 127/8Sat1500AustraliaSouth AfricaAdelaide Oval36,36653,50067.97%Nine/STAN257,000115,00015,000348,000
ARUGame 23/9Sat1,955AustraliaSouth AfricaAllianz Stadium38,29242,50090.10%Nine/STAN175,00090,00022,000287,000
ARUGame 315/9Thu1,955AustraliaNZMarvel Stadum53,24556,54794.16%Nine/STAN522,000203,00062,000787,000
 

Adam84

Steve Williams (59)
dire ratings for second Bledisloe

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LeCheese

Cyril Towers (30)
Bad time, started while the AFL gf was on & while the lead up to Panthers v Souths. Would have only be die hards watching cant imagine casuals tuning in.
Silver lining - the casuals who tuned in for Bled 1 and enjoyed it probably didn't have their newfound love muddied by Bled 2's shithousery :D
 
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Clubhouse coach

Herbert Moran (7)
The upside of these figures as a percentage of potential viewers is that there is still a lot of room for growth.
Compare this with the NRL, AFL and NZ Rugby broadcast audiences where they are close to their potential viewership.
If the Wallabies can attain a win rate of around 70% this will unlock the growth and the income that comes with that extra success.
Easy to write about, a lot more difficult to achieve.
 

Derpus

Tim Horan (67)
The upside of these figures as a percentage of potential viewers is that there is still a lot of room for growth.
Compare this with the NRL, AFL and NZ Rugby broadcast audiences where they are close to their potential viewership.
If the Wallabies can attain a win rate of around 70% this will unlock the growth and the income that comes with that extra success.
Easy to write about, a lot more difficult to achieve.
70%? They cannot do this.
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Some upcoming rugby to watch. Who else is touring Japan?

Game
Date
Venue
Broadcast
Australia A v Japan XV1 OctoberJapanStan
Australian Schools and U18s v Aust Barbarians2 OctoberCanberraLivestreamed rugby.com.au
Wallaroos v New Zealand8 OctoberNew ZealandStan
QLD Reds Development XV v QLD Presidents XV8 OctoberTBCTBC
Australia A v Japan XV8 OctoberJapanStan
Brumbies v Force - U16 & U199 OctoberViking ParkTBC
Reds v Waratahs - U16 & U199 OctoberSunnybank Rugby ClubTBC
Rebels v Force - U16 & U1912 OctoberPowerhouse Junior Rugby ClubTBC
Waratahs v Brumbies - U16 & U1912 OctoberWaratahs HQTBC
Australia A v Japan XV14 OctoberJapanStan
Wallaroos v Scotland15 OctoberNew ZealandStan
QLD Reds Development XV v QLD Presidents XV15 OctoberTBCTBC
Wallaroos v Wales22 OctoberNew ZealandStan
Waratahs v Rebels - U16 & U1923 OctoberWaratahs HQTBC
Brumbies v Reds - U16 & U1923 OctoberViking ParkTBC
Force v Reds - U16 & U1930 OctoberSouthern Lions RCTBC
Rebels v Brumbies - U16 & U1930 OctoberPowerhouse Junior Rugby ClubTBC
Wallabies v Scotland30 OctoberScotlandStan
QLD Reds v Panasonic Wild Knights4 NovemberJapanTBC
Western Force v Urayasu D-Rocks6 NovemberJapanTBC
Force v Waratahs - U16 & U196 NovemberWanneroo RCTBC
Reds v Rebels - U16 & U196 NovemberSunnybank Rugby ClubTBC
Wallabies v France6 NovemberFranceStan
Western Force v Urayasu D-Rocks12 NovemberJapanTBC
Wallabies v Italy11 NovemberItalyStan
Grand Final - U16 & U1913 NovemberTBCTBC
Wallabies v Ireland20 NovemberIrelandStan
Wallabies v Wales27 NovemberWalesStan
 
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