Final AFL and NRL 2018 TV Ratings Summary *updated* 14/10

Due to the massive first week of Finals the AFL had (7.7m total), we estimate that the AFL and NRL both finished around the 107 million mark for their premiership seasons.. AFL Ratings finish the season down 6% on 2017 – a drop of about 6.2 million.  NRL Ratings finish the…


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News you might have missed: This week in Footy Industry

General To coincide with the end of the AFL and NRL seasons, Nielsen has compiled data forMediaweek that ranks all the AFL and NRL clubs. Association Football AUSTRALIAN football will embark on a bright new dawn after the successful adoption of wide-ranging governance reforms finally ended the civil war crippling the game. Steven Lowy said…


AFL/NRL Grand Final Weekend Crowds and TV Summary

AFL Attendance The 2018 Grand Final crowd broke the MCG record (under its current configuration) by one person — 100,022, beating the 2017 mark of 100,021. The AFL finishes the season with a total attendance of 7,509,302 and an average of 36,687. Total AFL attendances across AFL, JLT (89,014), AFLX (42,730)…


AFL, NRL Preliminary Final Weekend 2018

AFL AFL attendances during 2018 Preliminary Final Weekend totalled 154,567 at the MCG and Optus Stadium. This figure was up 4.38% on the 2017 weekend at the MCG and Adelaide Oval. All up Finals crowds for the AFL now total 600,371 at an average of 75,046, up 32.3% on 2017….





2018 AFL, NRL Members at July 31st

AFL The AFL cutoff for membership is July 31. The AFL confirmed in 2016 that it had tightened membership regulations and to be counted as a member an individual must have a name, contact details, have contributed $50 to the club and received a membership pack. The official counts also…


Rugby League State of Origin Game 1, 2018

Origin 1 was was the most watched event on TV in 2018 so far, with an average national audience of 3.456m (5 City: 2.353m / Regional: 1.103m). This figure was down just 71,000 (-2%) on Game 1, 2017. Game 1, 2018 is the 19th highest rated Origin since 2001, and…


Notes regarding TV Ratings

As stated some time back, Footyindustry.com may NOT post the raw tabulated data – ie. the round match by match tables we still use for crowds and capacity. We can publish analysis based off that and the data over the years, which we try to do each week on twitter….


Brief History of Docklands Stadium naming rights

Initially the rights to Docklands were sold to Colonial Mutual for 32.5 million over ten years. When Colonial was bought by the Commonwealth Bank, those rights were sold to Telstra for $50 million. Colonial Stadium became Telstra Dome. In 2009, Etihad Airways paid $25 million for the naming rights to the stadium, triggering legal…


Victorian Government Stadium Funding Deal

On Thursday evening, the AFL advised the clubs of an impending deal with the Victorian Government which would included funding for its Etihad Stadium proposal, and funding for a number of facilities across the state for Womens football. In a $225 million deal with the AFL, the grand final will…


Why are we worried about attendances?

Periodically we see some concern over the state of certain attendance figures in Australia’s various football codes, and its time some of these critics had a good look at the figures and their place in the big picture. Here in Australia we are blessed with four codes of football, two…



Easter Weekend Crowds and Ratings

TV Ratings AFL Fox ratings are down 5.63% after two rounds to 3.45m at an average of 181,000 per match. AFL metro ratings are holding firm, up slightly 0.23% to 4.881m, at an average of 271,000 per match, with all 18 matches so far broadcast in at least one market….


The billion dollar world of AFL Club land

Its that time of the year when all the results are in, all clubs have lodged Annual Reports and we can finally get a handle on what they’ve been up to for the last year or so off the field. AFL club revenues in 2017 narrowly missed the billion dollar…



What is the deal with AFL and eSports ?

In May 2017, Fairfax reported that the AFL was keen to move into an eSports market worth 1.2 billion annually. The league is keen on running an eSports tournament at Etihad Stadium, which it assumed ownership of last October, and wants AFL clubs to sponsor or create their own eSports…