Crowds and TV Ratings – March 25th
AFL – Carlton v Collingwood
- 51,723 at the MCG
- This is the largest crowd in the Southern Hemisphere since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Total national TV audience of 932,000 (7 metro 522,000, 7 regional 177,000, Foxfooty 233,000)
NRL – Penrith v Melbourne
- 14,077 at Bankwest Stadium
- Total National Audience TV of 884,000 (9 metro 410,000, 9 Regional 237,000, Foxleague 268,000)
- AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan is receptive to a request for the Swans and Giants for an additional “housing allowance” for coaching staff as part of the soft cap on football department spending, but says he can see why Victorian clubs would oppose it.