To be fair, Channel Seven are a purely ratings driven organisation,
which is why they rile even the Swans supporters here in Sydney by
hardly ever showing matches in prime time.
And also, Channel Seven is showing the NSW v ACT game delayed on
Saturday night at about midnight, and BUMPING off the AFL match of West
Coast v Freemantle (both Perth teams), so you are not quite correct
You also forgot the other periferal (sp?) AFL shows on FTA TV during
Monday night: Talking Footy (about midnight)
Tuesday night: AFL Review, or whatever its called (about midnight)
Thursday night: Footy Show(Ch 9), The Game (Ch 7) (both about midnight)
Friday night: AFL game replay (about 11pm)
Saturday morning: Some kids show, forget the name (about 10am)
[They used to have a Wednesday show (to make a full week), but it got
canned and replaced by 'The Game'].
So this proves too things:
1) Rugby is so far behind the eight ball, even in its main market, its
2) The timeslots of these shows Seven programming is based solely on
But who knows, Seven may loose the rights for AFL after this year.
> Follow Rugby and live in Sydney ? This is a typical weekend's
> courtesy of Channel 7 (FTA) :-
> 12pm - 1pm Super 12 Highlights
> 2pm - 5pm AFL Live
> 9.40pm - 11.40pm AFL Delayed (Complete Match)
> 11.40pm - 12.40pm Super 12 Highlights
> 12.40pm - 1.40pm AFL Delayed (Highlights)
> 11am - 12.35pm Footy Panel & Pre Match Chat - AFL
> 12.35pm - 3.20pm AFL Live
> 3.20pm - 5pm AFL Delayed (Complete Match)
> Total Rugby - 2 hours
> Total AFL - 12 hours
> You want the sweet irony? The ARU have just renewed Channel 7's FTA
> Air) rights.
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