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Round 11

THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine Network 327,000 172,000 16,000 129,000 7,000 3,000

LIVE: NRL: COWBOYS V KNIGHTS FOX LEAGUE 224,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/thursd ... -2021.html



FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine Network 270,000 167,000 7,000 82,000 7,000 6,000

LIVE: NRL: R11 WARRIORS V WESTS TIGERS FOX LEAGUE 226,000
LIVE: NRL: ROUND 11 SHARKS V DRAGONS FOX LEAGUE 220,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/friday ... -2021.html

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Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons
Nine/Gem 453,000 (Metro 270,000 Regional 183,000)

https://www.mediaweek.com.au/weekend-tv ... y-21-2021/



Saturday

LIVE: NRL: ROUND 11 ROOSTERS V BRONCOS FOX LEAGUE 314,000
LIVE: NRL: ROUND 11 RAIDERS V STORM FOX LEAGUE 287,000
LIVE: NRL: ROUND 11 TITANS V BULLDOGS FOX LEAGUE 163,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/saturd ... -2021.html



SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Nine Network 292,000 173,000 19,000 88,000 4,000 9,000

LIVE: NRL: ROUND 11 EELS V SEA EAGLES FOX LEAGUE 279,000
LIVE: NRL: ROUND 11 RABBITOHS V PANTHERS FOX LEAGUE 231,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/sunday ... -2021.html


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LIVE: NRL: ROUND 11 ROOSTERS V BRONCOS FOX LEAGUE + Kayo = 499k :cheers:


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Round 12

THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine Network 387,000 167,000 43,000 163,000 8,000 6,000

LIVE: NRL: BRONCOS V STORM FOX LEAGUE 244,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/thursd ... -2021.html



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FRIDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine Network 294,000 177,000 16,000 86,000 9,000 6,000

LIVE: NRL: COWBOYS V WARRIORS FOX LEAGUE 261,000
LIVE: NRL: WESTS TIGERS V DRAGONS FOX LEAGUE 248,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/friday ... -2021.html


Wests Tigers vs St George/Illawarra Dragons

Nine/Gem 460,000 (Metro 294,000 Regional 166,000)
Fox League 248,000

https://www.mediaweek.com.au/weekend-tv ... y-28-2021/



Saturday

LIVE: NRL: RABBITOHS V EELS FOX LEAGUE 289,000
LIVE: NRL: ROOSTERS V RAIDERS FOX LEAGUE 246,000
LIVE: NRL: PANTHERS V BULLDOGS FOX LEAGUE 196,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/saturd ... -2021.html



SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Nine Network 289,000 166,000 12,000 103,000 3,000 5,000

LIVE: NRL: KNIGHTS V SEA EAGLES FOX LEAGUE 232,000
LIVE: NRL: SHARKS V TITANS FOX LEAGUE 182,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/05/sunday ... -2021.html


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Overnight figures - Courtesy of Wookie or wherever I could find them.

Rd1
Thu. Storm v Rabbitohs National - 1.083m
Nine 748,000 (Metro - 479,000 9 Regional - 269,000)
Fox - 335,000 9
Thu. Total = 1.083m

Fri. Broncos v Eels
Nine National 657,000 (Metro 408,000, Regional 249,000)
Fox League 313,000
Total = 970k

Knights v Bulldogs
Fox League 221,000

Fri. Total = 1191k

Saturday
Warriors v Titans 170,000
Roosters v Sea Eagles 233,000
Panthers v Cowboys 265,000
Sat. Total = 668k


Sunday
National: 417,000 Metro: 243,000 Regional: 175,000
Raiders/Tigers 259,000
Dragons/Sharks 226,000
Sun. Total = 902k

Rd Total = 3.84k


Thu N NRL on Fox rated 487k across all platforms (foxtel, fox go/now & Kayo). This makes it the highest rating R1 NRL match ever on STV, the highest rating Thursday night NRL match ever on STV, and the 3rd highest regular season game ever.

NRL was back with a bang on Fox League with R1of the 2021 season, becoming the all-time highest rating opening round in subscription television history and the second-highest rating NRL Round ever with an audience average of 372,000, up 28% on R1 2020.

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Thu N NRL
Parramatta v Melbourne
9 National 664,000 (+19% on Thu R2, 2020)
Metro: 425,000 (+26%)
Regional: 239,000 (+0%)
Fox: 273,000 (+21%)
National FTA + Fox Boxes:
Thu Total = 937,000 (+17%)


Friday Night NRL
Titans v Broncos
Total 761,000
9 National - 527,000
Metro - 345,000
Regional - 182,000
Fox STV Box only - 234,000

Warriors/Knights
Fox STV Box only - 196,000

Fri. Total = 0.957k

Saturday NRL on Fox
Cowboys/Dragons 270,000
Manly/Souths 254,000
Bulldogs/Panthers 197,000
Sat. Total = 721k

Sunday NRL
Tigers/Roosters
Total 659,000
9 National 439,000
Metro 264,000
Regional 175,000
Foxleague 220,000

Sharks/Raiders
Foxleague 256,000

Sun. Totall = 915k

Round 2 of the NRL season rated a total of 3.457m, down 1.65% on R2 2020 at an average of 432,000 (543,000 on 9, 228,000 on Fox). Metro FTA up 6% (syd +10%, Bri +4%), Regional down 7%, FTA up 0.68%. Foxtel box audience dropped 4%.


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Steady audience declines since 2017 for State of Origin.

Wouldn’t be surprised if moving the game from Melbourne affects the tv ratings too this year.

Origin is where NRL will see high-tackle crackdown hit game’s hip pocket
June 2, 2021
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Rugby league desperately needs a high rating State of Origin series to save its free-to-air TV rights and, consistent with the Peter V’landys regime of “rules on the run”, why not allow players suspended in NRL matches over the next six weeks to be eligible for Origin?

Too many top players risk joining the Roosters Victor Radley as ineligible for Origin via suspension or unavailable via injury as a result of an NRL competition where rule changes promoting increased speed have led to fatigue and consequent poor timing in tackles.

Radley’s five-match suspension should be served only in club matches but a further breach in Origin should be punished by matches in both competitions.

The idea has strong support from some NRL coaches and former players who are also alarmed at the possibility Origin will be spoiled as a spectacle by a spate of sin bins and excessive use of the six again call.

Dr Hunter Fujak, author of the recently published Code Wars and a Deakin University academic who grew up as North Sydney Bears supporter, raised the possibility with the Herald of suspended NRL players being eligible for Origin.

He points out that Origin ratings have declined steadily since 2017 and 20 per cent of the code’s revenue derives from these three matches.

The NRL’s free-to-air TV rights expire at the end of the 2022 season and most deals are concluded a year early.

With long term free-to-air rights holder, Nine Entertainment, now telecasting rugby union and Channel Ten recently acquiring the A-League and W-League, ARLC chair V’landys needs a successful Origin series to excite rival networks.

But it’s not only injuries and suspensions which have robbed Origin of elite players.

The number of players ineligible for the two state contest has been rising for years, as Pacifica players elect to play for their country of origin.

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Taking a hit ... the Origin series has lost its lustre on TV in recent years.CREDIT:GETTY IMAGES

So, as the international game becomes more competitive, the state game can no longer boast being “the best against the best”.

Two years ago, the percentage of NRL players eligible to represent the Maroons was 21 per cent and the Blues 36 per cent, with 43 per cent unavailable because they identified with England, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa or another Pacific country.

Queensland, with only three NRL teams, is most affected and QRL chair Bruce Hatcher points out that the Broncos, who once supplied the bulk of Maroons, are now “signing players eligible for the Blues”.

Last year, the Maroons won the series off the back of being labelled “the worst Queensland team ever” and, as Dr Fujak points out in an email, “the debuts of players like Dunamis Liu, Edrick and Brenko Lee and Corey Allan last year, illustrates that Origin squads are starting to draw on more sub-pinnacle players than in the past”.

While state rivalry is the fundamental attraction of Origin, Dr Fujak argues “the perception of Origin being the pinnacle has played its part in drawing huge audiences in the past”.

“Origin represents one of the few competitive advantages NRL has over AFL and suspending players is a self-inflicted own goal. I would argue that Origin no longer has the luxury of depth to be suspending eligible players.”

One NRL coach agreed, saying, “When I saw the mass NRL suspensions, the first thing I thought of was ‘how will this affect Origin?’”

But, like others, he rejects any idea of the dispensation being extended to the NRL finals where a player could commit mayhem in the preliminary final, confident he can’t be ruled out of the grand final.

Other coaches contacted by the Herald are insistent Origin can’t be refereed the same as recent NRL matches. Text messages from former players who turned off their TV sets in the “crackdown round” say they will do the same if the usually fast-paced, low-scoring Origin is impacted by sin bins and six agains.

Global Media and Sport’s Colin Smith argues the choice of Townsville as the location of Wednesday’s first Origin match also sends a message to the public that the NRL no longer views the three-game state contest as its jewel.

“Origin draws between eight and nine million viewers when played mid season at Homebush or Suncorp Stadium and to take it to a regional city in exchange for money sends a message the NRL are devaluing the product,” he said.

As Dr Fujak says, “The NRL really needs a good Origin audience to reverse a slide that is poorly timed into their next FTA rights deal negotiation”.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/origin ... 57xgj.html


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there has been a drop of in everthing from Grand Finals to Club games - the main reason would be streaming , others would be playing out of season, Playing games of a Sunday nights. Also Origin enjoyed a golden period , When Qld dominated and NSW were desperate to beat them.


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pussycat Mark 11 wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:13 am there has been a drop of in everthing from Grand Finals to Club games - the main reason would be streaming , others would be playing out of season, Playing games of a Sunday nights. Also Origin enjoyed a golden period , When Qld dominated and NSW were desperate to beat them.


No alarm bells here Beau. RL will be Kicking arse again in a week :rock: :rock: :rock: not kissing arse like Roy is for his new masters
Do you think there will be a further decline in audience numbers for Origin 1 in light of the game being moved from Melbourne? Looks like the game will be up against Big Brother and The Front Bar on Channel 7 for the first time and Masterchef on Channel 10 in the AFL states.


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Beaussie wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:05 pm
pussycat Mark 11 wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:13 am there has been a drop of in everthing from Grand Finals to Club games - the main reason would be streaming , others would be playing out of season, Playing games of a Sunday nights. Also Origin enjoyed a golden period , When Qld dominated and NSW were desperate to beat them.


No alarm bells here Beau. RL will be Kicking arse again in a week :rock: :rock: :rock: not kissing arse like Roy is for his new masters
Do you think there will be a further decline in audience numbers for Origin 1 in light of the game being moved from Melbourne? Looks like the game will be up against Big Brother and The Front Bar on Channel 7 for the first time and Masterchef on Channel 10 in the AFL states.
ORIGIN will struggle to Hit 3 Million Viewers. not including 9now which i expect a record this year after 155k watched last year


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Beaussie wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:05 pm
pussycat Mark 11 wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:13 am there has been a drop of in everthing from Grand Finals to Club games - the main reason would be streaming , others would be playing out of season, Playing games of a Sunday nights. Also Origin enjoyed a golden period , When Qld dominated and NSW were desperate to beat them.


No alarm bells here Beau. RL will be Kicking arse again in a week :rock: :rock: :rock: not kissing arse like Roy is for his new masters
Do you think there will be a further decline in audience numbers for Origin 1 in light of the game being moved from Melbourne? Looks like the game will be up against Big Brother and The Front Bar on Channel 7 for the first time and Masterchef on Channel 10 in the AFL states.
That could be a problem. But I'd be surprised if we don't get more than last year.


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I was thinking if they went to mid week games would the AFL up a traditionally high rating game against SoO. Would obviously impact ratings - both ways I think. AFL have said no to this which I think is a shame as it was good last year - maybe not all season long - but for say a 4 or 5 week period.


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An AFL Game up against ORIGIN in NSW AND QLD would have little effect.
It would def dent the ORIGIN Numbers in Southern States.
though i still think it would rate well.


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Agree - those who are going to watch will watch - like a GF.


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NRL FTA tv ratings continue downward slide.

Round 13

THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine Network 334,000 187,000 15,000 123,000 7,000 3,000
LIVE: NRL: DRAGONS V BRONCOS FOX LEAGUE 225,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/06/thursd ... -2021.html


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Beaussie wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:36 pm NRL FTA tv ratings continue downward slide.

Round 13

THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine Network 334,000 187,000 15,000 123,000 7,000 3,000
LIVE: NRL: DRAGONS V BRONCOS FOX LEAGUE 225,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/06/thursd ... -2021.html
What do you base that on beatup??? The vibe??? Or did ya just make it up again?????

Once all the numbers are in it will get close to 900k. Pretty good for such a lame game during the SOO period. Please do better pal!!!!!


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Beaussie wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:36 pm NRL FTA tv ratings continue downward slide.

Round 13

THURSDAY NIGHT NRL LIVE Nine Network 334,000 187,000 15,000 123,000 7,000 3,000
LIVE: NRL: DRAGONS V BRONCOS FOX LEAGUE 225,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/06/thursd ... -2021.html
over 900K ( after streaming ) with that crap match up

pretty respectable tbh =D =D =D =D =D =D


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