The RFL say that attendance increases in the Championship and League One this season show the competitions’ value to the sport.
Attendances in the Championship are up 52% across the board, helped in part by Widnes’ relegation and Bradford’s promotion to the division, as well as Toulouse’s game against Toronto that was held at Stade Toulousain.
The cumulative attendance is up 69% at this stage of the season, and comes before Toronto have held any of their home games in Canada.
2019 average attendances so far
League One figures are up too, with their current season average standing at 654.
Meanwhile, the eight Toronto games broadcast on Sky Sports have attracted a cumulative TV audience of 324,600 so far this season.
The 10 games streamed via the Our League app across the Championship, League One, Challenge Cup and Women’s Super League have attracted approximately 37,500 stream views.