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Friday Attendance and Television – March 29, 2024

The NRL took the night on TV largely unopposed by the AFL which showed the Dockers/Crows match in SA and WA only. The Afternoon was a little more balanced wtih the NRL still taking the chocolates up against an AFL game broadcast to Vic/QLD and Tasmania only.

Friday Night #NRL Live

  • #NRLBroncosCowboys
  • Crowd: 45,793 at Suncorp Stadium
  • Nine Network
  • Reach 1.339m
  • Average 609,000

Friday Night NRL has an average reach audience of 1.36m and an average audience of 566,000 per match. The Thursday and Friday night marquee matches have an average reach of 1.384m and an average FTA audience of 575,000.

Good Friday #NRL Live

  • #NRLSouthsBulldogs
  • Crowd: 35,275 at Accor Stadium
  • Nine Network Reach 872,000
  • Average 394,000

Outside of finals and double headers – as well as Magic Round – the NRL has had 2 matches reach 40,000 on the same day since 2013.

Sevens #AFL Friday Afternoon Football

  • #aflroosblues
  • Crowd: 47,565 at Marvel Stadium
  • Seven Network
  • Reach 865,000
  • Average 275,000 (not shown NSW/SA/WA)

FTA ratings for #aflroosblues (275k – Vic/QLD) were well below the 2023 edition which rated 479,000 – 279k in Melbourne alone (was shown in NSW as well as QLD). The 2022 edition rated 229k and was Vic only.

Sevens Friday Night

  • #AFL #AFLFreoCrows
  • Crowd: 51,037 at Optus Stadium
  • Seven Network: Not Available (Syd/Adl only)

Sevens Friday night national broadcasts have an average reach of 1.947m and an average rating of 623,000. The Thursday and Friday night marquee matches reach an average of 1.942m and an average FTA audience of 660,000.

Fremantle home crowd against Adelaide is their highest non derby, non final crowd ever, 6th highest home crowd ever and 10th highest home and away crowd. Also their highest crowd against Adelaide either home or in Adelaide

Friday #ALM

  • AdlUnited/WUnited
  • Crowd: 9,623 at Coopers Stadium

Friday #ALW

  • AdlUnited/Jets
  • Crowd: 3,092 at Coopers Stadium

Friday #SuperRugbyPacific

Jason Lassey

Ive been collecting and publishing Sports related crowd, financial, and ratings data here and on twitter for about 12 years.

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