pussycat wrote: ↑Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:54 pmFred wrote: ↑Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:23 pm Do you think that rating are impacted by the large crowds or the lack thereof?
If you are getting say 500000 going to games each week then there is likely to be several people who have set top boxes in that crowd figure. Let’s say a game at the G pulls in 80000 .. now in metro Melbourne there would be some in that crowd who may have a set top box. Therefore if those people are at home watching the game then obviously the figure would go up ... particuarly say if a family household usually attends. If each person equates to 3 or 4 thousand people then that could be substantial. With the lockdown randomisation accounting for unique occuranxss would be ineffective as everyone in the same boat (e.g., in normal circumstances someone doing something unique (watching a game on tv when they usually do not) would theoretically be balanced out by someone not watching a game when they usually did).
Anyway... just a thought.
You have 61/2 million people with little else to do but watch TV. The football just happens to be on in prime time most nights. You work it out, I don't want to be accused of making up but, buts.
Well the arguement from the nrl folk of past has been that during prime time people have a better quality of choice ... so they would not necessarily tune into ... say an nrl grand final ....let alone a mundane run of the mill home and away game of afl. But of course... that arguement doesn’t suit so the narrative changes .