Oh here we go again. What about the regionals? What about the regionals?Raiderdave wrote:our 687K has to have the regionals addedBeaussie wrote:Friday nights see an NRL double header played live from 7:30pm with the second game delayed from 9:30pm. The live and delayed games are mostly alternate games in NSW and QLD depending on who is playing (and example Friday night would be: Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney live in QLD and Parramatta vs Cantebury live in NSW with the games switched in the respective markets from 9:30pm).
As you can see in the figures above, there is a massive drop off in viewers for the delayed game.
Bear in mind also that the AFL broadcast goes for more than 3 hours and is most of the time not live, yet still rates better over that period than 2 NRL games where Channel 9 picks the fixtures 6 weeks in advance (often resulting in clashes involving top of the table teams).
Again as you can see, massive viewer numbers for the AFL involving a team from regional Victoria and a team from Western Australia. Figures will be even bigger next season with all games expected to be going live.
that was 430K for last week for a national audience of 1.117 Million
we just missed the top 40 shows with 1.145 mill being the cut off
http://www.thinktv.com.au/SiteMedia/w3s ... 8_2011.pdf
the AFL's Friday night telecast didn't make the top 40 shows for last week overall either , even with 873K in metro ratings
( the largest its been for weeks .. have a ganda at the week befores numbers )
meaning regional veiwer numbers for the AFL last Friday night were less then 272K . .. how much less its hard to say .. AFL club ratings almost never make it into the top 40 programs ..while the NRL does at least once every two weeks
No one cares and more importanly the broadcasters and advertisers don't care. How anyone can take the regionals seriously when most parts of AFL heartland aren't even counted is beyond belief.