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S14 rugby a big TV switch-on


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 29 May 2008 at 23:13
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A total of 768 990 television viewers watched the Super 14 match between the Sharks and the Chiefs – the most for one match on SuperSport this year.

The number of television viewers who watched Super 14 rugby on SuperSport this year was the highest in the history of the competition.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that the average number of viewers per match was 198 572, well up on last season’s 172 669.

Viewing statistics for the competition were released on Thursday by James van Schoor, a portfolio manager at Sports Marketing Surveys.

A total of 768 990 viewers watched the match between the Sharks and the Chiefs – the most for one match on SuperSport this year.

This is considerably more than the 633 080 people who watched SuperSport’s coverage of the World Cup final between South Africa and England last year. The final was also broadcast on SABC, however.

The Super 14 semi-finals between the Hurricanes and the Crusaders and between the Waratahs and the Sharks were watched by 348 354 and 580 466 SuperSport viewers respectively.

This is markedly down on the figures for last year’s semi-finals, which were played at the most favourable times for SuperSport viewers.

A total of 832 454 viewers watched the Bulls beat the Crusaders in Pretoria and 777 156 saw the match in Durban between the Sharks and the Blues last year.

The overall increase in viewing figures on SuperSport is due to a variety of factors.

“The success of the South African teams is probably one of the factors that stimulated interest,” Van Schoor said.

“The favourable broadcast times of last year’s semi-finals also had an influence. The best viewing times are from 15:00 onwards.”

The real viewing figures are probably much higher because each television set that is tuned into a match is counted as only one viewer.

“This is good news for Super 14 rugby,” says Marc Jury, acting managing director of Sports Marketing Surveys. “It shows more South Africans are showing an interest in rugby.”



22 Comments

  • How do they know this? Did they count all the people watching in the pubs?

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.05.08 10:18:01 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • The real viewing figures are probably much higher because each television set that is tuned into a match is counted as only one viewer.

    Exactly.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.05.08 10:19:17 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • Wonder how many will be tuned in for the final… :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.05.08 10:22:46 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • Who cares how they know. :roll:

    To me it is apparant that the Sharks are the most well supported side in SA, unless of course some of the people out there just tune in, in the hope of seeing us fail. :wink: (I know a few of those)

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.05.08 10:29:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : I wonder how much their subscription to DSTV costed them

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.05.08 10:30:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.05.08 10:33:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : :lol: I love that word. :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.05.08 10:34:44 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Love it so much I reply to the wrong comment. :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.05.08 10:35:43 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 8) : :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.05.08 10:41:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 8) :

    Okay NOW I understand :lol: :lol:

    Had me going for a sec. :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.05.08 10:42:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • My tv was tuned in, but I didn’t watch…so 768990 minus 1

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.05.08 10:42:48 by Cru-El Reply

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  • @Cru-El (Comment 11) :

    No problem, MORE than 1 watched on mine so it evens out :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.05.08 10:43:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I watched but not on DSTV. There was one or two cats in the room with me but not sure if they were watching.

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.05.08 10:46:18 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • My father only watched the 2nd half & my brother didn’t watch at all.

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.05.08 10:48:06 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • So how long did it take the train to reach Durbs?

    Please show your workings. :grin:

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.05.08 10:49:43 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) :
    MORE than ONE tv in my house was tuned in… :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.05.08 10:51:12 by Cru-El Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.05.08 10:52:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How long does it take to finish an 80min rugby match if you watch it on 2 different tv sets in 2 different rooms in one house if the tv’s face in opposite directions? Bearing in mind that I have a PVR.

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.05.08 10:53:52 by Cru-El Reply

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  • @Cru-El (Comment 18) :

    what is the travel time between the TV’s? i.e. How far apart are they and how fast do you walk?

    Also, how many times will you switch TV’s?

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.05.08 11:05:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And after ALL that info I gave you, WordPress told me I’m posting too quickly… :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.05.08 11:21:01 by Cru-El Reply

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  • @Cru-El (Comment 20) : irritates me, that…

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.05.08 11:21:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Who’s the backline dick that suggested Frans Steyn for the outside centre position :?:
    Ek verstaan nie :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.05.08 11:24:55 by Cru-El Reply

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