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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonsteinman View Post
    SCG on a sunny afternoon will struggle to compete with these numbers....

    GF, Friday night footy dominates TV ratings - AFL.com.au
    Correct me if I am wrong as I am only going on memory but weren't all of those highest rating games close, see-sawing battles where anybody could win until late in the fourth quarter?

    I think this may skew the highest ratings stats. If my Friday night habits are any guide, I think fans of all teams, all over the country may not all sit down to watch the Friday night game but they do monitor the scores through mobile devices, social media, real-life contact with real people or other methods.

    If a good game is brewing, we switch on? If one-sided we don't bother?

    Prime-time games for the Swans last year were nail-bitingly close, weren't they (again, from memory)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansongster View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong as I am only going on memory but weren't all of those highest rating games close, see-sawing battles where anybody could win until late in the fourth quarter?

    I think this may skew the highest ratings stats. If my Friday night habits are any guide, I think fans of all teams, all over the country may not all sit down to watch the Friday night game but they do monitor the scores through mobile devices, social media, real-life contact with real people or other methods.

    If a good game is brewing, we switch on? If one-sided we don't bother?

    Prime-time games for the Swans last year were nail-bitingly close, weren't they (again, from memory)?
    Yes, you're probably right, in the way the way that you mentioned, but on the other hand, I think that ratings are probably skewed against sports, in one important aspect. That is, the people that watch footy at pubs and clubs, aren't included in the ratings. Since pretty well every pub or club in Australia would have at least one TV with some sort of footy on it, with at least some of the customers paying attention, then there's a large chunk of the viewing audience that isn't being counted. Whereas, if The Block or My Kitchen Rules happens to be on a pub TV, pretty well no one pays attention.

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