Wigan draw biggest TV audiences in 2014

Wigan matches were watched by more TV viewers in the UK than any other Super League club this year, according to the Warriors.

In a press release, the club said that five of the top six Super League broadcasts in 2014 featured the Warriors, with Shaun Wane’s side drawing nearly 50 per cent more viewers than games involving other teams.

The Super League Grand Final drew a season-high audience on Sky Sports with almost 450,000 tuning in, while 600,000 more watched extended highlights on the BBC a day later.

Simon Collinson, from Wigan’s marketing department, said: “This is excellent news and demonstrates the wide appeal of the Wigan club.

“To post five of the six top broadcasts is something which we are very proud of. The name of the Wigan club, alongside the excellent rugby the team has played this year has obviously excited both Wigan fans and Rugby League aficionados.

“The figures show that the team are not only well supported here in the town but across the United Kingdom.”