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Staggering TV audience for World Cup so far revealed as amazing England vs Samoa audience share revealed

The Rugby League World Cup has already been a huge success, and the TV figures have really underlined this.

England’s opener against Samoa at St James’ Park’s TV audience nearly peaked at 2 million viewers with 1.8 million fans watching at its highest.

However, the average was nothing to be scoffed at with an average viewership of 1.3 million fans.

Overall, it had an audience share of 22% which is truly remarkable and demonstrates just how many people, rugby league fans and not, were watching England’s opening game.

What’s even more impressive is the fact that the accumulative TV audience for the World Cup so far with the games on BBC bringing in an audience of 3.8 million in the last week and this doesn’t include those who watched it digitally so it could be close to five million viewers over the eight games which is truly impressive.

Organisers are hoping to see that grow even more so over the next week.

What’s even more impressive is the fact the accumulative audience is not far off topping the accumulative audience attained by the BBC for the 2013 World Cup.

Tomorrow, Round Two gets underway at Coventry between Australia and Scotland whilst England meet France on Saturday at 17:00 live on BBC in Bolton which is nearly sold out so much so more tickets were released on Tuesday.

It will be interesting to see if 2 million viewers again tune in again to see England which could take the accumulative viewership to 5 million without digital viewers which is absolutely fantastic.

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