NRL Grand Final ratings hit 4 million

In what was a nail biting game the ratings were a little bit higher than I expected.

The Nine Network’s broadcast of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final secured a national average audience of 3.739 million (5 City: 2.437 million / Regional: 1.302 million) while recording a national peak audience of 4.481 million (5 City: 2.942 million / Regional: 1.539 million) – making it the second biggest Grand Final 5 City Metro audience in history, behind the 2014 match. A crowd of 82,758 attended ANZ Stadium yesterday, making the 2015 NRL Finals series the most attended series on record.

In Sydney, the game was the number one program for the night with the broadcast achieving an average audience of 952,000, with a peak of 1.084 million viewers. In Sydney, the Nine Network recorded a free-to-air audience share of 70.1% with People 16-39, 66.2% with People 18-49,  63.8% with People 25-54, and 60% Total People.

In Brisbane, the game was also the number one program for the night securing an average audience of 788,000, with a peak of 939,000 viewers – making it the highest rating NRL Grand Final since 2006. In Brisbane, the Nine Network recorded a free-to-air audience share of 72.1% with People 16-39, 70.6% with People 18-49,  69.6% with People 25-54, and 64.7% Total People.

In Melbourne, it was again the number one program – drawing an average audience of 433,000, with a peak of 547,000 viewers. In Melbourne, the Nine Network recorded a free-to-air audience share of 40.6% with People 16-39, 39.9% with People 18-49,  38.8% with People 25-54, and 32.5% Total People.

In Adelaide, the game was the number four program of the evening with an average audience was112,000, while the peak audience was 148,000.And in Perth, the game was the number three program of the night with an average audience was152,000 with a peak of 224,000 viewers.

The post-match Grand Final Presentation, was the number two program of the night with a 5 City average audience of 1.77 million, peaking with 2.748 million viewers.

The pre-match Grand Final Entertainment,  was the number three program on Sunday, with a 5 City average audience of 1.430 million, peaking with 2.057 million viewers.

With a total of 85,448 tweets, #NRLGF dominated Twitter traffic last night, peaking at a massive 2,001 tweets per minute at fulltime at 9.35pm.

for the record the North Queensland Cowboys made history yesterday when they won their first NRL Premiership defeating the Brisbane Broncos in a nail biting, Grand Final Golden Point thriller (17-16) – in what has been deemed by many as the greatest NRL Grand Final of all time.

All Ratings Data used in the story  comes from Nine