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PDC Darts 2019 Viewing Figures

Post by Ginge » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 am

See below for UK only figures. Only up to pre-Xmas currently available. Only the top 15 rated programmes for each channel per week available, a number of sessions (many of the weekday afternoons as examples) were also on Sky Sports Main event but ratings not available, so figures may be incomplete for some days, especially the afternoons.

Key: SSD - Sky Sports Darts, SSME - Sky Sports Main Event, SSM - Sky Sports Mix.

Ratings include 7 day catch up, also now seem to incorporate on-demand viewing too.


Thu 13th Eve - 223,365 (sum of SSD, SSME and SSM)
Fri 14th Aft - 35,600
Fri 14th Eve - 248,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Aft - 172,812 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Eve - 175,016 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 16th Aft - 94,384
Sun 16th Eve - 259,599 (sum of SSD and SSME)
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Mon 17th Eve - 270,171
Tue 18th Eve - 187,069
Wed 19th Eve - 216,579
Thu 20th Aft - 66,500
Thu 20th Eve - 256943 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Fri 21st Aft - 101,649
Fri 21st Eve - 186,166
Sat 22nd Aft - 162,316
Sat 22nd Eve - 313,497 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 23rd Aft - 209,643 (sum of SSD and SSM)
Sun 23rd Eve - 392,277 (sum of SSD and SSME)
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Re: PDC Darts 2019 Viewing Figures

Post by Dannyboy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:56 am

I’d say that looks pretty healthy. And only from a UK perspective.

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Post by Ginge » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:58 am

The last weekend looks decent enough. Afternoons were always going to be a bit pants.

Be interesting to see how post-Xmas and NY afternoon sessions on free to air TV compare :fishing

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Post by ChrisW » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:15 am

Some figures from RTL7 (NL):
21 Dec 13:30pm DARTS WK 2019 1,1 8,7 181.000
21 Dec 20:04pm DARTS WK 2019 1,8 5,3 281.000
22 Dec 13:29pm DARTS WK 2019 1,7 13,3 266.000
22 Dec 20:04pm DARTS WK 2019 2,9 7,5 455.000
23 Dec 13:30pm DARTS WK 2019 1,8 10,3 280.000
23 Dec 20:03pm DARTS WK 2019 2,5 6,1 400.000
27 Dec 13:30pm DARTS WK 2019 1,7 13,4 269.000
27 Dec 20:04pm DARTS WK 2019 4,1 11,7 654.000
28 Dec 13:31pm DARTS WK 2019 1,8 13,5 287.000
28 Dec 20:04pm DARTS WK 2019 2,5 6,3 396.000
29 Dec 13:29pm DARTS WK 2019 1,6 12,0 245.000
29 Dec 18:54pm PHIL TAYLOR DE LEGENDE 0,9 2,6 135.000
29 Dec 20:02pm DARTS WK 2019 4,1 10,2 649.000
29 Dec 23:06pm PHIL TAYLOR DE LEGENDE 1,2 4,9 189.000
30 Dec 20:04pm DARTS WK 2019 6,2 15,2 971.000
01 Jan 19:59pm DARTS WK 2019 9,7 26,7 1.543.000
01 Jan 23:54pm BARNEY HET VERDRIET VAN EEN WERELDKAMPIOEN 1,2 11,7 190.000

Final was number 4 in the Top 25 beaten by Lottery and the two main news bulletins.

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Post by Ginge » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:16 am

That many people watching a pub game final in a country of around 17 million people is outstanding though.

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Post by Ginge » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:17 pm

Ginge wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 am
See below for UK only figures. Only up to pre-Xmas currently available. Only the top 15 rated programmes for each channel per week available, a number of sessions (many of the weekday afternoons as examples) were also on Sky Sports Main event but ratings not available, so figures may be incomplete for some days, especially the afternoons.

Key: SSD - Sky Sports Darts, SSME - Sky Sports Main Event, SSM - Sky Sports Mix.

Ratings include 7 day catch up, also now seem to incorporate on-demand viewing too.


Thu 13th Eve - 223,365 (sum of SSD, SSME and SSM)
Fri 14th Aft - 35,600
Fri 14th Eve - 248,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Aft - 172,812 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Eve - 175,016 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 16th Aft - 94,384
Sun 16th Eve - 259,599 (sum of SSD and SSME)
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Mon 17th Eve - 270,171
Tue 18th Eve - 187,069
Wed 19th Eve - 216,579
Thu 20th Aft - 66,500
Thu 20th Eve - 256,943 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Fri 21st Aft - 101,649
Fri 21st Eve - 186,166
Sat 22nd Aft - 162,316
Sat 22nd Eve - 313,497 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 23rd Aft - 209,643 (sum of SSD and SSM)
Sun 23rd Eve - 392,277 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Can now add the 27 through 30 December to these:

Thu 27th Aft (L32): 93,100
Thu 27th Eve (L32/16): 352,600
Fri 28th Aft (L16): 113,200
Fri 28th Eve (L16): 303,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 29th Aft (QF): 276,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 29th Eve (QF): 376,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 30th Eve (SF): 534,700 (sum of SSD and SSME)

Not sure if any of the first three sessions that week were on the Main Event channel: the Thursday night one defo wasnt as they were showing Southampton vs West Ham, the afternoon ones may have been and if so would have added a maximum of 99,400 to the total.

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Post by Ginge » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:05 pm

Ginge wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Ginge wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 am
See below for UK only figures. Only up to pre-Xmas currently available. Only the top 15 rated programmes for each channel per week available, a number of sessions (many of the weekday afternoons as examples) were also on Sky Sports Main event but ratings not available, so figures may be incomplete for some days, especially the afternoons.

Key: SSD - Sky Sports Darts, SSME - Sky Sports Main Event, SSM - Sky Sports Mix.

Ratings include 7 day catch up, also now seem to incorporate on-demand viewing too.


Thu 13th Eve - 223,365 (sum of SSD, SSME and SSM)
Fri 14th Aft - 35,600
Fri 14th Eve - 248,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Aft - 172,812 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Eve - 175,016 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 16th Aft - 94,384
Sun 16th Eve - 259,599 (sum of SSD and SSME)
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Mon 17th Eve - 270,171
Tue 18th Eve - 187,069
Wed 19th Eve - 216,579
Thu 20th Aft - 66,500
Thu 20th Eve - 256,943 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Fri 21st Aft - 101,649
Fri 21st Eve - 186,166
Sat 22nd Aft - 162,316
Sat 22nd Eve - 313,497 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 23rd Aft - 209,643 (sum of SSD and SSM)
Sun 23rd Eve - 392,277 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Can now add the 27 through 30 December to these:

Thu 27th Aft (L32): 93,100
Thu 27th Eve (L32/16): 352,600
Fri 28th Aft (L16): 113,200
Fri 28th Eve (L16): 303,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 29th Aft (QF): 276,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 29th Eve (QF): 376,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 30th Eve (SF): 534,700 (sum of SSD and SSME)

Not sure if any of the first three sessions that week were on the Main Event channel: the Thursday night one defo wasnt as they were showing Southampton vs West Ham, the afternoon ones may have been and if so would have added a maximum of 99,400 to the total.
And finally, the final:

Sky Sports Main Event = 376,400
Sky Sports Darts = 281,900

TOTAL = 658,300

Lakeside final = 372,200

The PDC final total must be the lowest for a few years. Still had more viewers than a Freeview channel, mind.
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Re: PDC Darts 2019 Viewing Figures

Post by Tommy T-Rex » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:14 pm

Lakeside is watched by proper darts fans. The PDC is watched by football hooligans throwing piss over each other. Streaming is the future, these subscription channels fleecing the working man are on a downward spiral. Trust me, the PDC bubble is about to burst.

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Post by Dannyboy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:46 pm

Those final numbers in the UK are terrible in comparison to previous years. Yes Michael Smith isn’t a household name, but surely MVG would pull in the punters?

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:03 pm

Wasnt the final also on the free channel? it was in previous years.

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Post by Ginge » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:10 pm

Zapp Brannigan wrote:Wasnt the final also on the free channel? it was in previous years.
Nope.

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Post by only85 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:42 am

so double the people roughly watched the cream of darts final (pdc) than the first reserve final (bdo) akin to premier league soccer to championship by comparison, my guess is that comcast will be scratching there heads as will the pdc, yes the rotw figures are very healthy indeed & should be applauded but when the home audience starts waning you have a case of rotw viewers carrying the home viewers, as has happened in soccer, broaden your market yes but to saturate you home market showing tourney from all over the world can lead to issues of viewer apathy

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Post by only85 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:44 am

ps happy birthday eurosport 30 today !!!!

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Post by The Jolly Man » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:47 am

Ginge wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Ginge wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Ginge wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 am
See below for UK only figures. Only up to pre-Xmas currently available. Only the top 15 rated programmes for each channel per week available, a number of sessions (many of the weekday afternoons as examples) were also on Sky Sports Main event but ratings not available, so figures may be incomplete for some days, especially the afternoons.

Key: SSD - Sky Sports Darts, SSME - Sky Sports Main Event, SSM - Sky Sports Mix.

Ratings include 7 day catch up, also now seem to incorporate on-demand viewing too.


Thu 13th Eve - 223,365 (sum of SSD, SSME and SSM)
Fri 14th Aft - 35,600
Fri 14th Eve - 248,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Aft - 172,812 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 15th Eve - 175,016 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 16th Aft - 94,384
Sun 16th Eve - 259,599 (sum of SSD and SSME)
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Mon 17th Eve - 270,171
Tue 18th Eve - 187,069
Wed 19th Eve - 216,579
Thu 20th Aft - 66,500
Thu 20th Eve - 256,943 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Fri 21st Aft - 101,649
Fri 21st Eve - 186,166
Sat 22nd Aft - 162,316
Sat 22nd Eve - 313,497 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 23rd Aft - 209,643 (sum of SSD and SSM)
Sun 23rd Eve - 392,277 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Can now add the 27 through 30 December to these:

Thu 27th Aft (L32): 93,100
Thu 27th Eve (L32/16): 352,600
Fri 28th Aft (L16): 113,200
Fri 28th Eve (L16): 303,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 29th Aft (QF): 276,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sat 29th Eve (QF): 376,300 (sum of SSD and SSME)
Sun 30th Eve (SF): 534,700 (sum of SSD and SSME)

Not sure if any of the first three sessions that week were on the Main Event channel: the Thursday night one defo wasnt as they were showing Southampton vs West Ham, the afternoon ones may have been and if so would have added a maximum of 99,400 to the total.
And finally, the final:

Sky Sports Main Event = 376,400
Sky Sports Darts = 281,900

TOTAL = 658,300

Lakeside final = 372,200

The PDC final total must be the lowest for a few years. Still had more viewers than a Freeview channel, mind.
According to Wiki 2017 only had 607,000

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Post by Ginge » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:48 am

Yes, never realised it was that low 2 years back tbf.

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Post by Dannyboy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:17 pm

So well over 6.2 million views for the tournament then in the UK alone.

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