and one of the Herald Sun sports writers.Terry wrote: ↑Wed May 05, 2021 9:33 amThis is just total BS pal. The TV ratings companies put out the numbers. They do not have an Asterix against movies that go for 90 mins as opposed to those that go for 120 mins. Same applies to sport. No one anywhere talks about your BS except a few idiot fumblers here making more excuses.NlolRL wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 1:50 pmno one is saying you would watch all 9 games. However, even if you can spare 6 hrs to watch sport on Saturday, that's 2 AFL games and 3 NRL games. Same viewing, 50% more ratings countedleeroy*NRL* wrote: ↑Tue May 04, 2021 10:37 am firstly, what punter of fan of AFL would actually watch all 9 games. ........................
secondly, AFL has the best coverage on FTA than any sport in Australia. (which actually lifts ratings)
thirdly, of course all numbers should be added up as a total. though you can also add
fox and FTA separately, it gives it a good run down..
End of story!!!!!!!!!!!
The AFL have 27 hrs of sport to telecast every weekend. Rather than start some games before noon or after 9pm they schedule some concurrently, which lowers ratings. That's the unfortunate consequence of having a 2.5hr game with 9 games per round. However, Fox would have known this from before they signed the contract and accounted for that in their deal.
No Problems there. It is what it is.
The only problem is when you 1. compare the average ratings for each game to a sport which shows every game in isolation. 2. add all the ratings up to a total and claim that shows overall popularity. They are vastly different conditions and demonstrate barely more than the scheduling differences