Foxtel reveals streaming numbers lift AFL and NRL ratings year-on-year

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• This is the all-time highest rating weekend of NRL Finals Footy on Fox League

Foxtel has reported the NRL Week 2 Finals round attracted an average audience of 447,000 per match across Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO and Kayo; up +27% on last year’s Week 2 Finals.

This is the all-time highest rating weekend of NRL Finals Footy on Fox League (Foxtel Platforms + Kayo).

Breaking the NRL numbers down, Foxtel reported that linear audiences were +6% YoY and the streaming audience (Go/Now/Kayo) up +170% YoY.

The NRL SF#2 Eels v Rabbitohs was the #1 match of the weekend across Foxtel Platforms + Kayo with 448,000 making it the #2 highest ever NRL Finals game on Fox League of all time.

The NRL SF#1 Roosters v Raiders attracted an audience of 445,000 making it the #4 highest ever NRL Finals game on Fox League of all time.

Looking at Foxtel’s Fox Footy channel, the AFL Week 2 Finals round attracted an average audience of 389,000 per match across Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO and Kayo; up +4% on last year’s Week 2 Finals.

While linear audiences down -12% YoY, the streaming audience (Go/Now/Kayo) was up +110% YoY.

Friday night’s SF#2 between Richmond v St Kilda attracted a cumulative audience of 383,000 across Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO and Kayo; up +2% on the corresponding Friday night fixture last season (Geelong v West Coast).

Saturday night’s SF#1 between Geelong v Collingwood attracted a cumulative audience of 395,000, making it the highest rating match of the Week 2 Finals round. This was up +6% on the corresponding Saturday night fixture last season (Brisbane v GWS).

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