Both league competitions kicked off within the last two weeks, and viewers are well and truly tuning in.
The NRL and AFL have delivered record highs for subscription services Foxtel and Kayo.
Data obtained by TV Blackbox reveals after both Round 1 and Round 2 of the NRL, the average NRL audience for Foxtel and Kayo is 420,000, up 14% on 2021.
Round 2 audiences averaged 393,000, up 9% on 2021.
Sunday night’s Bulldogs v Broncos clash was the number two highest rating NRL regular-season game of all-time on subscription television with an average audience of 544,000.
This fell just behind Round 1’s Tigers v Storm game which was the number one NRL regular-season game of all-time with an average audience of 553,000.
Moving over to the AFL, Round 1 saw an average audience of 360,000 for Foxtel and Kayo, up 47% on 2021 R1.
This made it the highest rating AFL Round 1 of all-time and the number two rating regular-season AFL round of all-time.
The Melbourne Demons v Western Bulldogs season opener saw an average audience on Foxtel and Kayo of 470,000, up 28% on the 2021 AFL season opener.
The game was the highest rating AFL regular season match of all-time on subscription television, up 6% on the previous highest rating regular AFL season match (R12 2021).
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This means the ratio of Kayo to STB audiences for the NRL rose from 0.77 to 0.88 between rounds. (0.84 for the year)
AFL Ratio of Kayo to STB: 0.83
Total Fox Group AFL R1 3.240m
Total Fox Group NRL R1 3.488m
Total Fox Group NRL R2 3.144m