Super League TV audience reaches new high

Last Friday’s Sky Sports broadcast of the Super League clash between Huddersfield and Leeds registered a new high for TV viewing figures on Sky for the 2014 season. The game registered a peak viewing figure of 368,400 viewers, which beat the equivalent figure for the opening game of the season, when Wigan and Huddersfield drew a peak audience of 353,100 viewers. The average audience for last Friday night’s game fell just short of the average figure for the Wigan-Huddersfield clash last month, however, with a match average audience of 276,200, as opposed to 299,300. The Huddersfield-Leeds clash was broadcast on Sky Sports 1, and comfortably beat its rival sporting events, with 84,600 tuning in to Sky Sports 2 to watch the Football League clash between Bury and Rochdale, while 77,400 tuned in to Sky Sportss 3 to watch the rugby union match between England and Wales Under-20s, and 88,200 viewers tuned in to Sky Sports 4 to watch the liveWorld Golf Championship. An expanded version of this article will appear in next Monday’s Rugby League Express.

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