Rabbitohs Sam Burgess and Greg Inglis during their win over the Bulldogs during the 2014 NRL Grand Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.
Rabbitohs Sam Burgess and Greg Inglis during their win over the Bulldogs during the 2014 NRL Grand Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. AAP Image - Dean Lewins

Rabbitohs Grand Final the most-watched NRL game of all time

THE Rabbitohs' premiership-drought ending victory will go down in history for another reason.

Last night's tightly-contested match between South Sydney and the Bulldogs is the highest ever rating NRL game.

A peak national audience of 4.65 million viewers tuned in to the clash, which secured an average national audience of 3.951 million viewers.

Last week's AFL grand final drew a slightly bigger five-city metro audience of 2.813 million, compared to last night's metro average of 2.597 million.

The Bunnies' emotional win also came just shy of topping another drought-ending win: the Blues' State of Origin victory earlier this year drew an average metro audience of 2.7 million viewers.


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