15 Oct 2019

Super League Record

Grand Final sees record TV Audience

The 2019 Betfred Super League Grand Final has set a new Super League record for live TV audience since its inception in 1996.

The number of people who watched the game live on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena was 43% higher than the same game in 2018 between Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors. 

The new record follows a significant upward curve in live TV audiences over the last 10 weeks of the season which included the final day relegation battle and Play-Offs which had seen a 11% growth in live audience compared to the 2018 season. 

The audience for Saturday’s match beat the live TV audience recorded for Semi Final 2 between Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils the week before which had been the number 1 ranked game of the 2019 season.

Robert Elstone, CEO of Super League said: "This is significant news for Super League, and news we are obviously delighted with. 

"The Grand Final on Saturday has been labelled as ‘one of the very best’ and it is fantastic to see a record live TV audience have witnessed our showpiece event. 

"Congratulations to Salford Red Devils, and our new champions St Helens, on delivering such a compelling match, and to Sky Sports for producing a superb programme which encapsulated the best of Super League both on and off the field.’

Rob Webster, Managing Director of Sky Sports said: "We've enjoyed being able to produce and cover a thrilling season of Super League capped by a fantastic final at Old Trafford. 

"For the first time we also brought the women's final live on Sky Sports making it an amazing weekend for the sport in every way. 

"Our customers were hooked until the final whistle on a terrific season."