Bumper re-start for NRL

FOX Sports is hailing the return of NRL after bumper figures on Subscription TV.

OzTAM reports a national figure of 355,000 for the Parramatta Eel’s 34-6 victory over the Brisbane Broncos.

FOX Sports cites an average figure of 401,000 viewers (including Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go, but not Kayo Sports), as the most watched regular season simulcast game ever and the number one game of the 2020 season.

Head of FOX Sports Peter Campbell said: “Footy is back on and it is a great result for sports fans and our customers who have been missing live sport and have re-connected and watched the NRL in record numbers.”

“It augurs well for the weekend with FOX League on Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO and Kayo Sports, the only place to see every game of the NRL, Live and ad-break free.”

FOX League schedule this weekend:

Friday, May 29
5:00pm Friday Night Footy Pre-Game
Jess Yates, Sam Burgess, Kevin Walters & Greg Alexander

6:00pm: Cowboys V Titans
Commentary: Dan Ginnane & Michael Ennis

7:55pm: Roosters V Rabbitohs
Commentary: Warren Smith, Braith Anasta & Steve Roach

10:00pm: Friday Night Footy Post-Game
Jess Yates, Sam Burgess, Kevin Walters & Greg Alexander

Saturday, May 30
2:30pm: Super Saturday Pre-Game
Yvonne Sampson, Michael Ennis, Cooper Cronk & Ben Ikin

3:00pm: Warriors V Dragons
Commentary: Warren Smith & Steve Roach

4:50pm: Super Saturday Pre-Game
Yvonne Sampson, Michael Ennis, Cooper Cronk & Mal Meninga

5:30pm: Sharks V Wests Tigers
Commentary: Andrew Voss & Braith Anasta

7:35pm: Storm V Raiders
Commentary: Dan Ginnane & Greg Alexander
Game Also Available In 4k Ultra Hd On Fox Sports 4k

9:20pm: Super Saturday Post-Game
Yvonne Sampson, Michael Ennis, Cooper Cronk & Mal Meninga

Sunday, May 31
3:00pm: Sunday Ticket Pre-Game
Hannah Hollis, Braith Anasta, Nathan Hindmarsh & Ben Ikin

4:05pm: Panthers V Knights
Commentary: Andrew Voss & Michael Ennis

6:30pm: Sea Eagles V Bulldogs
Commentary: Brenton Speed & Greg Alexander

8:30pm: Sunday Night With Matty Johns
Matt Johns, Sam Burgess, Bryan Fletcher, Nathan Hindmarsh & Emma Freedman

9:30pm: The Big League Wrap
Yvonne Sampson, Michael Ennis & James Hooper

*All times listed in AEST


  1. Great job by the leaders of the NRL and the various parties that have come to the party to make it all happen. It amazing what some vision, a plan and the ability to constructively work through road blocks can achieve. I wonder what pirate pete will have to say about this. Actually, no I don’t.

  2. So glad the NRL is back.!! Very happy to hear massive Ratings for Foxtel/Fox Sports and smashing the All Time Record.. I absolutely watched it all and always watch every game.
    Great job NRL and the Ratings were brilliant, breaking the Record Books, well done!!
    NRL will Always be the Best, The Greatest Game Of All..!!!!

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