Nine storms Sunday with 48.5% share

A huge 2.33m crowd watched Melbourne Storm claim victory in the NRL Grand Final. The audience was biggest in Sydney with 813,000 with 671,000 in Brissy and 644,000 in Melbourne.

1.73m watched the Presentations and 1.37m saw the Entertainment including Macklemore’s “Same Love” performance.

With regional audiences the audience climbs to 3.4m viewers. The game was lower than 2016’s win by Cronulla with 2.5m viewers but pipped 2015’s 2.32m.

It helped Nine to a whopping 48.5% share, annihilating the competition. Seven settled on 22.1%, ABC 15.5%, TEN 9.0% and SBS 4.8%.

Aside from the NRL Grand Final, Nine News drew 1.02m for Nine.

Seven News (875,000) was best for Seven then Little Big Shots (797,000) and Sunday Night (510,000). Movie: Mission Impossible was 177,000 in 3 cities.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries (731,000) topped ABC’s night then Doc Martin (719,000), ABC News (587,000), Fearless (291,000) and Classic Countdown (233,000).

TEN Eyewitness News (270,000) was best for TEN then The Project (222,000 / 198,000), Family Feud (190,000) and movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (172,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (136,000), The Ascent of Civilization (135,000) and Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (125,000).

7TWO’s Border Security was best on multichannels at 165,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 1 October 2017

20 Comments:

  1. the most boring comms ever cause no sydney team even when strom won the was nothing in the comm was almost like any other rd win total joke

  2. Both the N.R.L and A.F.L’s Grand Finals were down on last year.I guess it depends a lot on who’s playing,and how close the match is.

  3. love Macklemore and his performance on the pre-show was “Glorious’. thought it was better then the afl but thats just my opinion
    I am gonna make a big bold prediction for next years entertainment- 2018 will mark 25 years since the the legendary TinaTurner played at the NRL GrandFinal (she should be the entertainment for next years show- starting with ProudMary and her end song SimplyTheBest and the NationalAnthem sung by JessicaMauboy)

  4. I know that Fox replayed the NRLGF after 9’s telecast. I thought they used 9’s commentary team (similar to this year’s Origin series).

  5. Go ABC no drop for Dr Blake. Good numbers for Doc Martin. Taped both for later viewing. Watched Catchup TV myself having been away.
    Pity Dr Blake isn’t as high as Friday night ratings from previous years. I wonder why??

    • Yes it is good to see Doctor Blake maintain viewers and the Sunday night switch I think was an attempt to gain viewers, but it didn’t work. hopefully Doc Martin increases without the NRL!

      • Secret Squïrrel

        We’ll likely never know but, given recent Friday performances in general, I suspect that Doctor Blake would not be getting the numbers it currently is if it had been put back in its “regular” slot.

    • It’ll be interesting to see how Dr Blake fares on the +7 & +28 numbers – in the past it’s picked up big gains there, and it wasn’t unusual for it to end up as the highest-rating non-news show on Friday nights.

      Though I’d like to think otherwise, I suspect the current Sunday night slot will be hurting those numbers too…

  6. The only reason 9 have an evening Grand Final is to win the ratings share for the night and help them win the week. Not a football fan, but the AFL time is more family friendly, (should I mention AFL had more viewers… to keep that debate going?!) LOL

    • Night time Grand Final is much better. Allows for far more coverage. In Brisbane Grand Final coverage started on 9, at 10:00am, went through to around 10:00pm. AFL Coverage started around 9:00am and finished at 5:00pm.

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