Premier Sports reveal encouraging viewing figures as Championship play-off details confirmed

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Premier Sports have confirmed their coverage for the Championship play-offs as well as revealing encouraging viewing figures for 2022 so far.

Cumulative viewing figures for the season has already reached the one million milestone. Nine matches have passed a peak viewing figure of 50,000, including two fixtures from the Championship Summer Bash at Headingley.  

Meanwhile, Premier Sports will have exclusive coverage of the Championship play-offs. 

Premier Sports will cover both semi finals on Sunday September 25 – now confirmed to be played at Leigh Sports Village at 2pm and the Millennium Stadium at Featherstone at 4pm.

They will then cover the Championship Grand Final on Sunday October 2 with a 6:30pm kick-off. It will be played at the home ground of the higher-ranked team. 

One match from the first round of the play-offs will also shown on Monday September 19. It means Premier Sports will have covered 35 fixtures in the first year of their two-year partnership with the RFL.

Premier Sports to broadcast play-offs

Mark Foster, the RFL’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “As we look forward to the biggest matches of the Betfred Championship season, it’s a good time to reflect on the success we’ve already had this year in our partnership with Premier Sports.

“They have brought a fresh new approach to their coverage of the Betfred Championship, Challenge Cup and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup which has proved extremely popular with rugby league supporters, and they have also taken our sport to a new audience.

“It’s been very pleasing that the big games in the Championship have attracted such strong viewing figures, especially in the Summer Bash.

“And the most exciting thing is we still have the climax of the season to come, culminating in the sudden death showdown for promotion to the Super League.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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