Foxtel Media has reported on increased audiences for NRL and AFL games on the dedicated Fox League and Fox Footy channels so far in 2020.
For the NRL games, 2020 season live coverage has climbed 18% YOY across Foxtel & Kayo. The Sea Eagles v Eels highest rating match of round 10 had an average audience of 396,000 across Foxtel and Kayo. With a Fox League live audience of 282,000, that indicates the Kayo live audience was 114,000. (Kayo number includes streaming via Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now.)
Meanwhile AFL audiences on Fox Footy during 2020 are up 19% YOY on Foxtel and Kayo. The Geelong v Collingwood the highest rating match of round 7 averaged 317,000 across Foxtel and Kayo. With a live Fox Footy audience of 240,000, that indicates the Kayo audience was 77,000.
Meanwhile as Fox Footy is about to have a run of 25 days of live football in the next 26 days, Bounce will celebrate with an extra episode.
Since it first hit screens in 2007, Foxtel’s “footytainment” show Bounce has had AFL fans tuned to the channel after Sunday’s final game of the round. This weekend, goal kicking legend and host Jason Dunstall will celebrate the very best moments in Best of Bounce, to air on Saturday 25th July between the Sydney v Hawthorn and Port Adelaide v St Kilda games on Fox Footy, channel 504 on Foxtel.
With close to 400 episodes, Dunstall and his eclectic crew of footy mates have charmed fans every week on Fox Footy ‘s flagship sports entertainment program.
This weekend’s celebratory 40-minute instalment will reflect on the hilarious favourite moments of the last 14 years. From the revolutionary introduction of the Golden Fist Award, to the cult-segment Numerology, Bounce is football’s longest running variety show that has families in stitches.
Amongst the set feast of laughs, the special episode will showcase the creativity of fans and footballers during recent times in lockdown, ‘Yesterday’s Heroes’ challenges from the past featuring Dunstall and the beloved late Danny “Spud” Frawley as well as the funniest Turn It Up segments presented by basketball great Andrew Gaze.
Bounce fans will be treated to a big weekend, with a fun new episode airing in the regular time straight after the footy and live on Sunday night.