Parramatta Eel’s victory was Foxtel's most watched regular season simulcast game

By AdNews | 29 May 2020

The Parramatta Eel’s 34-6 victory over the Brisbane Broncos last night to re-start the 2020 Telstra NRL Premiership season has scored record ratings for Foxtel, with an average 401,000 viewers watching across subscription television.

The match, broadcast LIVE and ad-break free on FOX LEAGUE on Foxtel and Foxtel NOW, was the most watched regular season simulcast game ever and the number one game of the 2020 season.

FOX LEAGUE’s coverage reached 683,000 viewers with the 401,000 average audience including viewing on Foxtel NOW and Foxtel Go. The figures do not include viewing data from Kayo Sports.

Mark Frain, Foxtel Media CEO: "Like most of Australia, we are delighted to welcome back the NRL to Australian screens. Last night 683k people tuned in to watch the Eels triumph against the Broncos! What a record breaking night for Foxtel and Foxtel Media.

"With the NRL rights now secured we are excited to be offering an unprecedented depth of coverage for audiences on Foxtel, and of course to be offering the best platform for advertisers to connect with footy fans. As the home of NRL til 2027, there is no better place to reach sports audiences than Foxtel."

FOX LEAGUE will broadcast every game of every round of the 2020 Telstra NRL Premiership Season LIVE and in HD with no ad-breaks during play.

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