TV Rights, best avoided


#1564

The previous World Cup campaign or on the highlights show maybe. The Nations League games were on Sky Sports and they were the only competitive games Ireland played in 2018. I vaguely recall a friendly against Turkey being on early on a Friday evening on RTE presumably a few weeks before the World Cup


#1565

November 2017 when Denmark hammered Ireland in the 2nd leg


#1566

Room to Improve is the story here


#1567

An English reality TV show being ahead of a bunch of sporting events is fairly depressing


#1568

Yes. Not a whole lot of room for improvement for them this year.


#1569

Just updating this with the 2017 and 2018 figures respectively. 2018 numbers from Fagan above.

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2017
Rugby football: 4
Football: 3
Bogball: 3
Spud Hockey: 1

2018
Rugby football: 4
Football: 4
Bogball: 1
Spud Hockey: 1

Running total;

Rugby football: 21
Football: 18
Bogball: 15
Spud Hockey: 7

Dire reading for the GGA.

It gets worse when you look at the profile of the Top 50 which RTÉ put out this year.

Mrs Brown’s Boys KPIs to follow.


#1570

You’ve gotten yourself in an awful knot here with your terminology. 15+7=22. GGA > Rugby football.


#1571

Lolz again the GGA crowd have to lump two of their activities together to be relevant. :grin:


#1572

Great reading for the scummy soccerball crowd, gga dead and my beloved rugby not able to get near the big football games from 2012 and 2016

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr


#1573

How did they accurately compile these figures? Is it on the same scientific basis as an opinion poll?


#1574

No


#1575

Somebody is cooking the books here…


Today’s figures make out 43k more watched the game than announced by RTE in the days after the game. Ryle Nugent hasn’t moved across to TAM has he?


#1576

Deary me.


#1577

Agree Tim, very disappointing to see such poor information, especially with lads getting all giddy about it.


#1578

Bless, you don’t know how these figures work.


#1579

Go on Tim, indulge me. After most shows with significant viewing figures RTE tweet how many watched and they are largely consistent with TAM figures except for this 1 event. I presume TAM are correct so why did RTE have such a low figure for this game in original tweet?


#1580

More people watched Room to Improve mate


#1581

Daniel O Donnell is more popular than GGA and soccerball .


#1582

Shows how popular soccer is that two foreign teams in a World Cup semi final was the 4th most watched thing in Ireland in 2018


#1583

To most oirish soccer fans England aren’t foreign .