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Is Tony Smith right about the play offs?

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How did the relegation decider against the other playoff games though in terms of BARB figures and crowds?

 

Playoff 1 - Leeds v Wire - 10,508 - TV, 252k

Playoff 2 - Bradford v Salford - 8,611 - TV, 186k

 

Playoff 3 - Hull v Saints - 14,038 - TV 221k

Playoff 4 - Bradford v Warrington - 12,302 - TV 252k

 

Playoff 5 - Hull v Bradford - 16,087 - TV 208k

 

Grand Final - Saints v Hull - 72,582 = TV 349k

 

So whilst the Cas v Wakefield game rightly got a lot of attention in the two towns and RL media - the reality is that it wasn't as attractive as any of the playoff games to the general public.

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Playoff 1 - Leeds v Wire - 10,508 - TV, 252k

Playoff 2 - Bradford v Salford - 8,611 - TV, 186k

 

Playoff 3 - Hull v Saints - 14,038 - TV 221k

Playoff 4 - Bradford v Warrington - 12,302 - TV 252k

 

Playoff 5 - Hull v Bradford - 16,087 - TV 208k

 

Grand Final - Saints v Hull - 72,582 = TV 349k

 

So whilst the Cas v Wakefield game rightly got a lot of attention in the two towns and RL media - the reality is that it wasn't as attractive as any of the playoff games to the general public.

 

Just to be clear, Wakefield is a city and not a town.

 

I watched Aston Villa versus Sunderland last night, there were over 40 thousand at Villa park on a Monday night with the game on television.  When I went to watch Villa earlier in the season against Southampton I doubt there were more than about 25 thousand there.  Like it not, relegation is interesting.

 

I take your point about it perhaps not being attractive to a wider audience, but I think the sample being used is too small to be illustrative of any pattern.

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Just to be clear, Wakefield is a city and not a town.

 

I watched Aston Villa versus Sunderland last night, there were over 40 thousand at Villa park on a Monday night with the game on television.  When I went to watch Villa earlier in the season against Southampton I doubt there were more than about 25 thousand there.  Like it not, relegation is interesting.

 

I take your point about it perhaps not being attractive to a wider audience, but I think the sample being used is too small to be illustrative of any pattern.

The sample was in response to a direct question.

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