In our guide to watching this year's grand final broadcasts, we noted that there were no live HD broadcasts taking place, with both Nine and Ten electing not to simulcast on their existing HD channels. But just how many people were watching the programming which did show up on those channels instead?
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TV Tonight looked into the ratings, and found that while 2.6 million were watching the AFL Grand Final, just 32,00 were watching the MotoGP. The same held true on Sunday: 2.02 million watched the NRL, while 45,000 watched Funny Girl.
Obviously, the lack of an HD broadcast didn't stop people tuning in, but the sooner the networks look to proper simulcasting, the happier I suspect sports fans will be.
No HD for Grand Finals, so how did ONE and GEM rate? [TV Tonight]