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Tigers Bias

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, May 12, 2013.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

    +762 /21
    Seriously, how many FTA games does this terrible team get? They haven't been relevant in 8 years, and are an embarrassment to the league this year, yet Ch 9 still televise them at every opportunity. How Tigers v Sharks and Tigers v Souths gets picked over Manly v Roosters and Manly v Storm is beyond me. I know the games are picked at the beginning of the year, but it's obvious to me that Ch 9 have no intent to view the best games (how many more viewers would Tigers v Sharks get than Manly v Roosters anyway? Tigers v Souths probably another story.)
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,533 /214
    What's best for the goose is not necessarily best for the gander. Channel 9 will telecast what they think is best for Channel 9. The quality of the match is only one of the factors they would look at.
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65
    If people want the schedule set pre season then this is what is going to happen from time to time

    It's impossible to know how decimated the Tigers were going to end up, and you say that haven't done anything for 8 years, I couldnt really agree with that, over the course of that time they have probably been 1 of the more entertaining sides to watch

    If we look at the selection of Tigers v Sharks this weekend, Sharks were picked to be among the top handful of sides this season, and with all the Tigers crossing over then I could see how they could have thought it would be easy to promote etc
  4. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    +1,775 /48
    Yeah I agree with kiwi, at the start of the season this would have been a reasonable choice
  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,573 /80
    Channel 9 don't choose on likely quality of the game. They choose on likely FTA audience. It was the same a couple of years ago when roosters had 5 Friday might games in a row to open the season despite winning the wooden spoon the year before.
  6. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

    +92 /0
    In a pure and just world every team will have equal Friday night games, Saturday and Sunday games. As well as Monday night games. This will not happen just yet. The next deal will probably give us that, but this deal was all about the coin and with that we take the bad calls.


    +2,412 /121
    Thank Christ for Foxtel
  8. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +560 /20
    Why do we get crappy with this? We don't want anyone to like us so why do you think Channel 9 would put an unpopular club on (Eagles, Sharks, Raiders and Panfers) at prime time. Monday nights are unfortunately made for teams like us.
  9. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    +1,178 /9
    Manly and Melbourne are hardly loved across Sydney, but they produced one of the highest rating games last season.

    Fans want, and will be drawn to, a genuine contest between good sides. I would be very surprised if a Tigers vs Eels game this season, would out-rate in Sydney a Manly vs Melbourne match.

    The message about the 'unfortunate' MNF is that it is considered the fourth best match of the round (after the 3 CH9 picks) so the proliferation of MNF matches we have indicate that we are rating on Pay TV.
  10. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,621 /7
    and makes it even funnier when Ch9 whinge about losing heaps of money on their nrl coverage
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65
    Has that scheduling system changed recently ?

    When MNF 1st came in, it was actually the 3rd pick of the round
  12. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    +1,178 /9
    Ch9 gets first for Fri/Sun so it's 2-3 games depending on the schedule, then Fox picks through the remainder.

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