Leeds Rhinos lead the way as Super League TV figures boom

Leeds Rhinos' thrilling Betfred Super League win over Huddersfiield Giants was watched by a record peak television audience for this season.

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 1:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 1:24 pm

Super League say the "peak audience" for the game, on Sunday, August 2, was more than 50,000 up on the season's previous best, Wigan Warriors' home win over Warrington Wolves in round one.

That fixture still holds the best average viewing figure for 2020, with the Rhinos-Giants showdown - which Leeds won 27-26 in golden point extra-time - in second place.

In all seven games since Super League restarted following coronavirus, the average match audience is up 5.5 per cent against the pre-lockdown average and up 16 per cent versus the 2019 average.

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Sky TV viewers saw Luke Gale earn Rhinos a dramatic golden point win over Huddersfield. Picture by James Hardisty.

Last weekend's game between Warrington Wolves and Hull KR achieved the highest-ever average audience for a regular season Saturday broadcast, excluding Magic Weekend fixtures.

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Super League viewing figures are booming following the Covid-19 layoff.

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Laura Collins