The 2017 Holden State of Origin was the biggest series in history, with a record 10.2 million viewers tuning in to watch. Don’t miss out on the next great chapter, with the 2017 NRL Finals Series and Grand Final. The road to the footy finals will showcase unpredictable and unscripted entertainment, and will play out LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on Nine’s Wide World of Sports.
The 2016 NRL Grand Final was the highest rating in history, with 3.794 million viewers tuning in to watch the game. It also showed strong year-on-year growth, with an increase of 4.8% in people 25-54 and an increase of 10% in people 16-39.
The NRL Finals Series was watched by an average national audience of over 5.178 million viewers, including pre and post-game, in 2016:
• Elimination Final: 1.119 million viewers
• Quarter Final: 999,952 viewers
• Semi Final: 1.355 million viewers
• Preliminary Final: 1.292 million viewers
The weekend starts on Thursday night, and Nine’s NRL has you covered with a massive line-up on Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights. In an exciting first, the last 5 rounds will also be broadcast Live and Free on Saturday nights, paving the way for what will be a massive August.
The best seat in the house is on Nine with the NRL delivering consistent ratings, huge reach, a highly engaged audience and strong brand recall for clients.
The NRL Finals Series kicks off from September 8, LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on Nine’s Wide World of Sports.
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Source: NRL 2016 Grand Final and Finals Series based on OzTam consolidated metro and regional combined. YOY growth based on 5 city metro.