Exclusive: The teams that have attracted the highest viewing figures on Channel 4 revealed

Channel 4 has been an incredible asset for Super League in 2022.

It’s been superb to see another avenue for rugby league being broadcast on terrestrial television with the tenth and final instalment being shown tomorrow afternoon.

Salford Red Devils travel to St Helens for the Super League semi-final play-off with a 1pm kick-off and a 12.30pm program start.

But, just which Super League side has brought in the most viewers?

Leeds Rhinos hosted the Warrington Wolves in round one – and an average of 531,000 people tuned in.

The week after saw Hull FC host St Helens in bitterly cold conditions with an average of 515,000 tuning in.

Those two fixtures were by far the most viewed this season, with numbers dropping for Warrington’s home fixture against Wakefield Trinity.

There was an average viewing figure of 198,000 for that game with an average of 213,000 for Wigan Warriors’ clash against the Salford Red Devils a week later.

207,000, on average, watched Hull KR’s home game against Catalans Dragons with the third largest viewership of the season coming for when Castleford Tigers took on Wigan at the Jungle. An average of 302,000 tuned in for that one.

Castleford were once more broadcast a month later against St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium. That match averaged 259,000 viewers.

Salford Red Devils and Huddersfield Giants were the latest two sides to be broadcast with the whole broadcast averaging 189,000 viewers which, having come up against Sky Sports at the same time, was a brilliant number.

With the semi-final set for tomorrow, it’s hopeful that those numbers will increase despite the competition from Sky.

However, it’s unlikely that the number will supersede that of round one when Leeds and Warrington delivered their gargantuan 531,000.

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