No HD for Grand Finals, so how did ONE and GEM rate?
What kind of numbers did the MotoGP and Funny Girl pull on their HD channels while the rest of us watched Grand Finals in SD?
Last week sports fans were fuming with neither the AFL Grand Final nor the NRL Grand Final being shown in HD during their live broadcasts.
TEN said it had a contractual commitment to show the MotoGP from Japan, a qualifying round no less, which was staged at the same time.
Nine said it wanted to offer its viewers “the most variety of options.”
So how did they stack up numbers wise?
While the AFL Grand Final was on TEN with 2.6m viewers, the MotoGP on ONE had just 32,000 viewers.
While the NRL Grand Final was on Nine with 2.02m viewers, Funny Girl on GEM had just 45,000 viewers (and it wasn’t even filmed in HD in 1968),
ONE did replay the AFL Grand Final later when it was watched by 71,000 people.
This weekend’s Bathurst 1000 will be broadcast on both Seven and in HD on 7mate.