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3 hours ago, Dave T said:

They had a 7.30pm Saturday game a few weeks back, so I had a quick look at viewing figs for that week:

Thurs - Wakey v Saints (136k)

Fri - Cas v Wire (112k)

Sat 3pm - Salford - v Widnes (52k)

Sat 5.15pm - Cats v Wigan (85k)

Sat 7.30pm - TWP v HKR (85k)

And here, in a nutshell, is why Sky TV like Thursday night games.

When they get pretty much 50% more people watching Thursday night games than Saturday night games, you can see why they will continue ignore those fans who complain about Thursday night games.

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24 minutes ago, paulwalker71 said:

And here, in a nutshell, is why Sky TV like Thursday night games.

When they get pretty much 50% more people watching Thursday night games than Saturday night games, you can see why they will continue ignore those fans who complain about Thursday night games.

I might add that those numbers don't just show why Sky likes Thursday nights, but that more than 50k rugby league fans like watching on TV on Thursdays than want/can watch on  a Saturday. 

I never miss a Thursday on TV for the very reason that some fans don't attend in person - it's a work night. 

There's more than one way to be a fan of the game and it would seem odd to do away with what seems to be our most watched TV slot. 

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2 hours ago, paulwalker71 said:

And here, in a nutshell, is why Sky TV like Thursday night games.

When they get pretty much 50% more people watching Thursday night games than Saturday night games, you can see why they will continue ignore those fans who complain about Thursday night games.

 

1 hour ago, Toby Chopra said:

I might add that those numbers don't just show why Sky likes Thursday nights, but that more than 50k rugby league fans like watching on TV on Thursdays than want/can watch on  a Saturday. 

I never miss a Thursday on TV for the very reason that some fans don't attend in person - it's a work night. 

There's more than one way to be a fan of the game and it would seem odd to do away with what seems to be our most watched TV slot. 

It is a difficult one, because the Friday is often higher that the Thursday night, those quoted above are one example. We then have added complexity of what programmes are competing with it. 

But yes, the Thursday's do seem to show up well for RL. I must admit I enjoy watching a Thursday game on TV. In fact I am loving the amount of live RL that we are getting at the moment. This weekend:

Thurs - Cas v Hudds

Fri - Cronulla v Panthers

        - Wigan v Wire

Sat - Souths v St George

     - Widnes v Halifax

     - Toronto v Toulouse

Sun (OURLEAGUE) - Crusaders v Doncaster

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2 hours ago, paulwalker71 said:

And here, in a nutshell, is why Sky TV like Thursday night games.

When they get pretty much 50% more people watching Thursday night games than Saturday night games, you can see why they will continue ignore those fans who complain about Thursday night games.

Think that comments not quite right Paul.  The complaints/issue regarding Thursday night games, specifically across the m62, is purely traffic congestion and the delays and risk that journey brings.

It would be interesting to see how Thursday night attendances compare to Fridays, Sats or Sundays.

 

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20 minutes ago, sweaty craiq said:

You need to specify the channel also

Read the post, that is all Action and Arena. No uplift for Main Even or Mix as often we won't make the top 10. But none of those were low enough to suggest they were on another channel.

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15 hours ago, Gorbals said:

Why is there never much sport on saturday nights?

 

Nobody wants to go up against college football on BT ESPN.

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You would add a few more onto Friday if we only allowed one game to be played on a Friday night - we surely dilute our audience and contract by having most of SL playing and taking viewers away.

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