No numbers very hard to find outside ENGLAND on Sky Sports..Beaussie wrote: ↑Sat May 30, 2020 8:39 pmHave you come across any numbers as yet Leeroy?
It's fanciful to think everybody on Earth is watching the NRL
May 29, 2020
300 MILLION'S A CROWD
Still, as to the blaring headline bouncing about on social media on Thursday evening about the NRL being broadcast to "300 million people" around the globe, it was nothing if not amusing. Visions came of people in Siberia huddled around the TV before exploding in cheers as Michael Jennings slammed the ball down by the posts; even as they danced an Irish jig in Dublin, and briefly stopped rioting in America as Parramatta lined up for the shot at goal.
And, of course, all of that must have paled into insignificance compared to the cheering at NRL headquarters, what with a global audience 100 times bigger than the domestic audience for an NRL grand final. So why wouldn’t you? But look, actually, no.
There was no doubt a bump of interest globally in NRL given how sports-starved the masses have been. But an increase by 100 times? I thought that seemed a tad unlikely, so actually read beyond the headlines. The source was an unnamed person from TV, who said: "Around 80m to 90m people would have access to the games in America and Europe, maybe more. From that you have to ask yourself how many would watch it ... I would imagine around 30m to 40m people would watch each game for longer than 15 minutes."
So, according to this unnamed source, a third to a half of those with access actually watched it, even though it was the middle of the night in America, and morning in Europe. I call – what’s that word again? – bullshit.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/it-s-fanci ... 54xs8.html
Fox bought international rights last tv deal
For $25 million
And was distributed to networks around the world from there..
They would be the only ones who would know..
FS1 IN america be interesting
Games kicking off around 2am to 6am