Round 22 of the 2022 AFL season had a total attendance of 318,128 at an average of 35,348 per game, using 57.36% of available capacity. The first 22 rounds of the 2022 AFL season has seen 5.808m attendees through the gates at an average of 30,731 per game using 53% of capacity.
Round 22 of the 2022 NRL season had a total attendance of 128,760 at an average of 16,095, using 51% of available capacity. The first 22 rounds of the 2022 NRL season has seen 2.490m attendees through the gates at an average of 14,825 per game, using 50% of capacity.
R21 of the 2022 AFL season rated 4.186m viewers at an average of 465,000 per game across Seven and Fox.
Viewing split: Seven (M/R): 46% Fox Grp: 54%
Across 2022 the cumulative audience is estimated at 97.212m at an average of 540,000 per match.
R21 of the 2022 NRL season had an estimated 4.579m viewers across Nine and Fox at an average of 572k per game.
Viewing split: Nine (M/R/B) 35% Fox Grp 65%
So far this season, the NRL has an estimated cumulative audience of 98.15m in Australia at an average of 613k per game.
Including Origin and Rep fixtures, Rugby League has had about 110m viewers this year across all platforms.
Note: In 2016 the NRL Annual Report showed an ave FTA viewership of 781,000 and an ave STV viewership of 240,000 per game. In the six years since, FTA viewership has plummeted 37.516% to 488,000 per game, while paytv ratings have risen 73.75% to 417,000 per game.