Over 1000 people answered The Sounding Board’s inaugural footy survey, asking the tough questions about footy and in particular, the media.
Voters were asked to rank the following 10 sports websites from first to last based on how much they respect their journalism: AFL.com.au, Herald Sun, The Age, SEN.com.au, 3AW, Triple M, News.com.au, Fox Sports, The Roar and the ABC.
The ABC received the most votes as the number one most respected news site, with The Age second and AFL.com.au finishing third just ahead of SEN.com.au.
News Corp’s News.com.au and the Herald Sun came in last and second last respectively.
Craig Hutchison said: "ABC fair enough and The Age and AFL.com.au are great platforms. From an SEN point of view, rapt to finish fourth, still very much on the digital build," Hutchison said.
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However, when the average score from 1-10 is taken into account, AFL.com.au finishes number one with a mean score of 4.03.
The Age comes in second with 4.09, while SEN (4.13) and ABC (4.39) are next best.
The Herald Sun (6.31) and News.com.au (7.87) come in second and third last respectively.
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Triple M easily took the chocolates in the pre-match coverage numbers, finishing with 57 per cent of the votes.
SEN came in second place with 29 per cent, while 3AW and ABC both finished with seven per cent.
Triple M's Damian Barrett said: "I just think it is reflective of the offerings out there."
When asked which radio broadcast has the best play-by-play AFL coverage, SEN edged out Triple M for first place.
SEN received 41 per cent of the votes, while 3AW came in last place with 8 per cent.
Craig Hutchison said: "That's a nice acknowledgement for the work being built on SEN from our audience with Gerard Whateley, Anthony Hudson, Garry Lyon, Nick Riewoldt and co."
Listen to Damo and Hutchy discuss the Media Brands below: