TV Guide: NRL Preliminary Finals on Nine and 9Now

• 3.802 million people tuned into Nine’s Semi-Final match coverage for week two of the NRL finals

80 minutes separates four teams from featuring in the 2019 NRL Grand Final on Sunday, October 6 as they face off in two preliminary finals both live on Channel Nine and 9Now.

Canberra Raiders (4) vs South Sydney Rabbitohs (3) at Friday, GIO Stadium, 7.50pm
Canberra upset the Minor Premiers in the Melbourne Storm in week one of the finals and earned themselves a week off in the process, they now play a South Sydney team who has shown up and down form in the backend of the year but boast NRL supercoach Wayne Bennet who is famed for coaching in high pressure situations. 

Sydney Roosters (2) vs Melbourne Storm (1) at Saturday, Sydney Cricket Ground, 7.50pm
The sides face off in a rematch of last years grand final and in a game that many people expected to happen one week later at the NRL Grand final until Melbourne lost in week one. Cooper Cronk will aim to extend his career by one more game as he faces his former club as he aims to steer to Roosters to the first back to back title campaign this century.

NRL Finals Week Two Ratings

3.802 million people tuned into Nine’s Semi-Final match coverage for week two of the NRL finals live on Nine, 9Gem and 9GO! across the nation with the national cume reach – including pre & post-match content. Nine also released additional figures for week two of the NRL finals and round two of the NRLW:

• 3.802 million people is an increase in total reach of 7% year-on-year for week two of the finals.
• 9Now total finals footy – week two minutes (matches only) streamed Live: 4.3 Million
• 9Now live average VPM up 78% from finals week two 2018
• 9Now total streams up 145% from finals week two 2018                   
• 9Now total minutes up 87% from finals week two 2018

• 483,000 people tuned into Nine’s Sunday Footy for NRLW Round One on Nine and 9Gem. (National cume reach)

• National peak audience: 286,000
Nine National peak audience: 241,000  (5 City: 135,000 / Regional: 106,000)
Fox League national peak audience: 45,000

• National average audience: 179,000
Nine National average audience: 152,000 (5 City: 100,000 / Regional: 52,000)
Fox League national average audience: 27,000

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