I didnt say they had no rounds with 4 FTA games, it varies. However, on average they do not have 4 FTA games a round. It amounts to 3.6 FTA games per round or 5 extra FTA games, or 6%pussycat wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:33 pmYou just said Melbourne doesn't have 4 games in a round. Well you just named the first 13 rounds and that had 7 in it, one having 5matches?NlolRL wrote: ↑Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:15 am AFL
rnd1 4 games
rnd6 5 easter
(cannot get TV schedule for remaining rounds yet)
=47 or 3.6 FTA games per round. Over the season this is 83 FTA games per season in Melbourne
For Sydney the NRL have 75 FTA games plus at least 3 rep games of SOO. Therefore the difference is less than 5 FTA games.
That is NOT 1 extra FTA game per round Therefore the FTA advantage is very small. The NRL has a massive STV advantage by showing every game in isolation. Thursday and Friday games show the AFL rates more on fox on average. The NRL then make up the difference because their remaining 6 games are in isolation compared to the AFL's remaining games which are almost all overlapping.
Those other figures you just named maybe there accurate - maybe They certainly don't take into account though the extra FTA games played each week in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Qld
Where the hell did you get 7 FTA games in a round from?
Here's where I got the figures https://www.afl.com.au/tv-radio/broadcastguide
I compared Melbourne to Sydney since they are similar sizes and have a similar number of heartland clubs. Adelaide and Perth have advantages and disadvantages