Amazing TV audience tunes in to see St Helens win in Australia

St Helens impressed in Australia over the weekend.

The Saints defeated St George Illawarra Dragons 30-18. Yes it was a St George team without some of their key players but it was still a real statement win for the Super League Champions as the likes of Jack Welsby and Lewis Dodd shone.

The win also saw them pick up two bonus points in the Pre-Season Challenge competition down under which carries a $100,000 prize.

The Saints take on Penrith Panthers next week in the World Club Challenge in the second game of the two.

It is a huge game and can watched on Channel 4 and Sky Sports speaking of TV coverage, the win over St George had a huge TV audience in Australia with a total of 178,000 fans tuning in to see the Super League Champions on Fox.

This was above the average and dwarfed some over games including Penrith’s won which only had an audience of 169,000 according to the Daily Telegraph.

The lowest audience was 102,000 for New Zealand Warriors vs Wests Tigers and the average was 177,000 meaning the Saints were above the average audience of the weekend down under.

The NRL’s new club the Dolphins really stood out with the best audience at 260,000.

These figures don’t include those who watched the games on Sky Sports in the UK.

Warriors v Tigers 102,000
Knights v Sharks 116,000
Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles 187,000
Eels v Panthers 169,000
Dragons v St Helens 178,000
Storm v Roosters 165,000
Raiders v Bulldogs 229,000
Cowboys v Dolphins 260,000
Broncos v Titans 184,000
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