Sports Industry News – Monday, February 4th

3/2 Attendances

(thanks to Austadiums and their twitter feed at @au_sport)

  • 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka (d3). Crowd: 8,397 @ Manuka Oval
  • A-League: Sydney FC d Melbourne City. Crowd: 13,029 @ Jubilee Stadium
  • AFLW: Brisbane Lions d GWS Giants. Crowd: 2,850 @ Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex
  • AFLW: Fremantle d Melbourne. Crowd: 1,800 @ Casey Fields
  • AFLW: Kangaroos d Carlton. Crowd: 4,727 @ North Hobart Oval
  • BBL: Perth Scorchers d Melbourne Stars. Crowd: 16,660 @ Optus Stadium
  • BBL: Brisbane Heat d Adelaide Strikers. Crowd: TBA @ Adelaide Oval
  • NBL: Melbourne United d New Zealand Breakers. Crowd: 9,026 @ Melbourne Arena
  • NBL: Sydney Kings d Brisbane Bullets. Crowd: 8,089 @ Qudos Bank Arena

3/2 Television Ratings (thanks to mediaspy)

Note: Foxtel Top 20 Cutoff was 36,000. Neither AFLW or A-league matches made the cut.

  • BBL: Brisbane Heat d Adelaide Strikers. Fox – 202,000 & 270,000 (Fox Exclusive)
  • BBL: Perth Scorchers d Melbourne Stars.  Fox – 203,000 & 88,000. Seven (metro) – 353,000 (S1 only, S2 not in top 20)
  • 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka (d3). Fox – 165,000, 209,000 & 270,000
  • 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka (d3. Seven (metro) – 327,000, 491,000 & 613,000



  • At the close of AFLW 2019 Round 1, AFLW attendances were down 20% (8,936) in total to 35,636 – despite an extra match, and down 36% (4,016) on average to 7,127, compared to round 1, 2018. And entry was free to all matches in both seasons.
  • AFLW opening game at Geelong drew 1,400 less than last seasons opening game at Ikon Park, while Adelaides first game drew 4,000 less than their opening round fixture last season. Heat may have been a factor in some cases.
  • AFLW opening match between Cats and Pies on Sat afternoon rated 375k nationally on Seven. The metro FTA rating for this match (271k) just outrated the national audience for last seasons Fri N opener between Carlton and Collingwood (270k). Narrowly up on Fox by 54k to 57k.
  • Note the AFLW ratings numbers dont include streams – both saturday matches were shown via Kayo, 7plus and .
  • Seven West Media can reveal five WAFL clubs will field teams in the inaugural WAFL Women, or WAFLW, competition this year — Claremont, East Fremantle, Peel, Subiaco and Swan Districts.

A-league & W-league



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