2019 Grand Final sets Super League TV audience record

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

The 2019 Grand Final has set a new Super League record for live TV audience since the competition’s inaugural season in 1996.

The number of people who watched the title decider between St Helens and Salford live on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena was 43% higher than the figure for the same game in 2018 between Warrington and Wigan.

Salford’s semi-final victory over Wigan had been the number one ranked game of the season until the St Helens-Salford final set the new record.

Super League chief executive, Robert Elstone, 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 confirm that a record live TV audience has 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.”

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