Footy Industry Twitter TV Viewing Survey Results

In late October we ran a number of surveys via twitter to figure out the viewing habits of our followers. Between 150-160 people voted in each poll – for which we are immensely grateful – from which we have drawn some fairly rough estimates on viewing behaviours.


The FFA, A-league and Chinese promotion

With Port Adelaide and the AFL once again trumpeting their involvement in China at a recent Chinese Expo, we asked whether the A-league was involved and if not, why not. Fortuntely, the International Relations Manager for the FFA, Keiran Lilley was on hand to answer via twitter.


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A-league Crowds and Ratings – Round 3, 2018-19

Attendance At the end of Round 3 of the 2018-19 A-league season, attendances are down 13.16% to 207,475 at an average of 13,832. R3 was attended by 44,728 people at 5 stadiums in 3 states and New Zealand for an average crowd of 8,946. Both major derbies have been completed…




Friday Sport Crowds & Ratings

A-league Adelaide United v Sydney FC was attended by 10,018 people at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide, despite the threat of inclement weather. The match rated 67,000 nationally on Foxtel. Although this rating was higher than the last meeting between the clubs, it was still the lowest rating season opener since the…


Last Week Today – News You May Have Missed – Sun, Oct 14th, 2018

Heres all the Footy industry news in brief from the last 7 days…in case you missed any of it A-league Adelaide Uniteds Womens side has received $75,000 funding from the South Australian Government to assist with this season’s medical, accommodation and travel costs. Former head of the A-League Archie Fraser…



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…