Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 7-Oct-19
Research by Roy Morgan shows that back-to-back NRL Premiers the Sydney Roosters have 261,000 supporters; their opponent in the 2019 Grand Final, the Canberra Raiders, have only 132,000 supporters, ranking them 15th in the league. Support for the Roosters is also more evenly divided on gender lines, with women comprising 45% of Roosters’ supporters compared to only 40% for the Raiders. The admission of the Roosters to the inaugural NRL Women’s competition in 2018 has boosted the club’s engagement with women. Meanwhile, Raiders’ fans have demonstrated a higher commitment to the game, with 31% going to NRL matches and 82% watching the NRL on TV. In contrast, only 24% of Roosters’ fans go to NRL matches and 71% watch NRL on TV. These are the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey, which is based on in-depth personal interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 Australians each year in their own homes.
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