Round 18 #AFLCrowds totaled 303,300 at an average of 33,700 per game using 69.96% of available capacity. This is up 19% on the corresponding round in 2022. AFL crowds for 2023 total more than 5.4m – up about 800,000 on 2022 (more than 17% up over the season)
#AFLtvratings for Round 18 totalled 4.098m at an average of 455,000 per match.
- #1 Fri Dees/Lions 970,000
- #2 Thu Swans/Dogs 839,000
- #3 Sat Cats/Bombers 542,000
The season so far has been viewed by more than 85m people at an average of 557,000 per match
Thursday Night #AFLtvratings averaging 959,000 for the season with 4 matches over the million mark (including streaming estimates). VOZ adds another 7% to the FTA total.
- #1 Tigers/Blues 1.259m
- #2 Lions/Pies 1.094m
- #3 Crows/Blues 1.043m
- #4 Blues/Cats 1.060m
Thursday night #AFLcrowds averaging 39,937 for the season, 4 matches over 40,000.
- #1 Tigers/Blues 88,084 (MCG)
- #2 Blues/Cats 55,861 (MCG)
- #3 Tigers/Swans 48,443 (MCG)
- #4 Crows/Blues 47,395 (AO – MR)
Friday Night #afltvratings this season average 992,000 with 9 of 17 matches rating over 1 million in total audience. This includes estimate streaming. The top rating matches are
- #1 Cats/Pies 1.186m
- #2 Pies/Tigers 1.173m
- #3 Tigers/Swans 1.138m
- #4 Swans/Blues 1.134m
Friday night #AFLcrowds average 43,000 with the top 4 games averaging 69,000 at the MCG featuring the Cats, Pies, Blues, Tigers and Dees.
Round 20 #NRLcrowds totalled 107,720 at an average of 15,389, using 58% of capacity. Down 14.3% on the same round in 2022.
#NRLtvratings for round 20 totalled 3.361m at an ave of 480k per match (only 2 FTA matches).
- #1 Sun Dolphins/Panthers 885k #2
- Fri Knights/Tigers 743k
- #3 Roosters/Storm 417k
In addition Origin III
- Nine 2.493m
- Metro 1.325m
- Regional 697,000
- BVOD 471.000
- Prematch 1.184m
- Postmatch 939,000
Total ratings for the NRL season are 93m people @ 628k ave per match + 10.4m for the Origin series
8pm Friday Night #NRLtvratings average 958,000 in 2023 using overnight data and 914,000 according to VOZ (including BVOD and stream estimates). 10/16 matches have rated more than 1 million. 6pm matches average 458,000. Which isnt bad considering its all Fox and streaming.
The top rating NRL Fri 8pm matches so far this season are:
- #1 Broncos/Dolphins 1.441m
- #2 Eels/Broncos 1.195m
- #3 Panthers/Broncos 1.189m
- #4 Cowboys/Dolphins 1.170m
Friday Night #NRLcrowds average 23,334 in the 8pm slot and 19,344 at 6pm. This is inclusive of Magic Round. Suncorp Stadium takes out the top 5 attendances with over 40,000 attending 2 magic round games not Broncos home games and 3 Broncos home matches.
NRL TV Ratings (inc Origin) for 2023 to R20
- Total 107.479m Ave @ 702,000 (153 matches) \
- Est Hours viewed 161.924m
AFL TV Ratings Total for 2023 to R18
- Total 85.263m Ave 557,000 (153 matches)
- Est Hours viewed 213.157m
This does not include either competitions preseasons.