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News: Rugby league tops pay TV stats

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 / 7
    <p>First, its off-seasons tend to be dominated by controversy. Second, it continues to make mincemeat of its rivals on pay television.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/5242-rugby-league-tops-pay-tv-stats.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Hervey Bay
    +3,396 / 32
    Not surprised, most people I know just got pay TV on for the footy.
  3. jimmythunder

    jimmythunder Member

    +3 / 0
    then why doe sthat AFL crap get rammed down our throats up here? it is always the lead story on fox sport news and even channel nine (the official rugby league channel) seem to push AFL more than league. it frustrates the bejesus out a me
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +233 / 0
    Because AFL is a national code and fox sports news is a nationwide program.

    NRL tops the ratings because the FTA coverage is rubish, and because 2 of the 3 biggest markets are Rugby League strongholds.
  5. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 / 0
    I don't reckon Foxsports News favours either code in terms of preference.  From a basic news standpoint whatever the main news story of the day is, is generally what leads the broadcast off.

    Not every media outlet has a conspiracy against Rugby League.
  6. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 / 0
    NRL has been buoyed to the top following the Labgate scandal
  7. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    +44 / 0
    If Fox leads with AFL more often then not it is because it rates lower, not the opposite.

    The same reason Coles put the milk at the back of the shop, they know if you are heading in to buy milk you will walk past everything else on the way, and its not like you will step in the door and see the veges and turn around and leave.

    Fox sports news has no real-time competition hence why it will run the less desirable stories first, making you wait to see the news you really want to see. How many times do we see a RL headline and not hear the full story till last, after the surfing, tennis, netball and inline skating?

    Ch 10 operates on a similar principal since the news runs at the earlier time, but on 9 and 7 they need to run the attention grabbing stories up front to get you hooked or else you might see the AFL and flick to the other channel.
  8. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

    +70 / 0
    I hope these ratings reflect an increased deal from Fox and friends.

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