Channel 4 records brilliant viewing figures following St Helens and Hull FC fixture

Channel 4 has recorded yet more stunning viewing figures for the second week running after yet another impressive display on terrestrial television.

Adam Hills, getting thoroughly soaked as host, again earned rave reviews whilst pundits Paul Sculthorpe and Danika Priim were once more hailed with their in-depth knowledge of rugby league.

And, now the audience figures have been released – with some incredible numbers.

The highest-minute peak was 624,000 with the average audience for the match (whistle-to-whistle) being 515,000 – which equated to a 6.8% audience share.

The match did really well with 16-34 year olds – it was the most popular programme with that age group on at that time with a 13.7% share, up +117% on slot.

The average audience for the whole programme : 468,000 which was 6.0%, up +43% on slot average thousands and up +29% for share.

St Helens got the better of their opponents Hull FC with ease, steamrolling over their Black and White rivals, 38-6.

The game hit a note midway through the first-half when Hull’s Luke Gale was given his marching orders after clipping St Helens’ Jonny Lomax with his studs as the latter kicked the ball.

With 13 men, the Black and Whites were struggling but with 12 they faced even further strife, with Saints underlining just why they are thought of so highly.

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