A record total of 1.88 million fans watched live Super League in 2012, the highest since its inception in 1996.
Attendances rose by 6.7% on 2011, with an average of 9,950 fans attending every game.
Wigan recorded the highest average club attendance, as revealed in our attendance feature earlier this week.
The aggregate attendance of 88,425 recorded during the Easter Weekend this season was the second highest total recorded during one round of competition in Super League history, just 931 behind the record set at 89,356 set in Round 22 of 2010.
“The crowds we have witnessed this season have reflected the growing appeal of Super League across the country and are testament to the extraordinary action we see on display in the Super League.” said Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood.
“The competition has continued to grow in stature throughout 2012 and there can be little doubt that the continued increase in skill and athleticism across the league, combined with the introduction of two new state-of-the-art facilities at St Helens and Salford, have been instrumental in attracting more fans to the sport.”