Posted: 5 July, 2012 by Rodney Sandwich

State Of Origin Most Watched Rugby League Game Of All Time

Last night’s State Of Origin game was the most watched rugby league game of all time. Get the details.

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Last night’s State Of Origin game was the most watched rugby league game of all time.

2,620,000 watched last night’s nail-biter in Australian capital cities, making it not only the most watched game this series, but breaking records as the most watched game in history.

State Of Origin 2012's ratings were as follows:

Game 1 2012: 2.51M
Game 2 2012: 2.49M

Despite another loss for the NSW Blues, this series still proved that State Of Origin recruits the most elite players and makes for unbelievably compelling football. It also augurs well for rugby league's TV rights negotiations and proves the dominance of league not only in the Eastern states, but nationally.

Top 5 Most Watched Rugby League Games

1. 2012 Origin Game 3 – 2.62M
2. 2005 Grand Final – 2.56M
3. 2006 Grand Final – 2.55M
4. 2012 Origin Game 1 – 2.53M
5. 2009 Grand Final – 2.52M

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