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....and double television audience.

 

THE exact numbers for last season are being kept under wraps for the moment, but are believed to be almost twice as high as the final campaign before the SPL merged with the SFL.

 

 

 

VIEWING figures for Scottish 
football have nearly doubled since the SPFL came into being.

 

While the exact numbers for last season are being kept under wraps for the moment, it’s understood they were almost twice as high as the final campaign before the SPL merged with the SFL.

 

The TV audience nosedived in 2012/13 with the loss of Old Firm games after Rangers plummeted down to the Third Division.

 

But ratings have been boosted with the revitalised Ibrox side 
powering back up the leagues while last season’s relegation derbies between Hearts and Hibs also proved compelling viewing with the figures now back close to where they were two years ago.

 

SPFL commercial director Scott Steedman said: “I was as surprised as anyone when I saw the totals.

 

“This shows it’s not all doom and gloom in Scottish football and I think it’s down to the fact that last year was a good one for the game”

 

The current agreements with Sky and BT run until 2016 but they will be renegotiated next year.

 

Sky will show 23 Premiership games, five Rangers matches and two Edinburgh derbies this term while BT will screen 28 top-flight clashes, 10 Rangers games and two Hibs v Hearts clashes.

 

The SPFL are also believed to be on the verge of announcing a title sponsor – with four offers under serious consideration.

 

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/scottish-professional-football-league-box-3920957

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Perhaps due to more games being televised viewing figures increased?

Forget the viewing figures. The deal Dumbcaster and Liewell signed two years ago after we got voted out the SPL is worth peanuts.

All other similar-sized countries to ours have far better deals in comparison.The brain dead chairmen in this country need to realise this

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