Last night’s State of Origin clash soared to an average audience of 2.15m viewers as Queensland’s Maroons thrashed the NSW Blues 34-6.
It peaked at 2.46m with a staggering 946,000 watching in Sydney and 849,000 in Brisbane.
But the big audience was down on the 2.45m average who watched last month’s game.
MasterChef Australia still ranked an impressive 1.78m viewers and The Gruen Transfer‘s season debut was still a solid 1.17m for the ABC – higher than Spicks and Speck‘s 1.16m.
Today Tonight was strongest for Seven on 1.59m but its Medical Emergency hour at 7:30pm dropped to 787,000. Seven’s Schindler’s List movie averaged a dismal 421,000 -well down on the 615,000 who watched the 2.5hr Lost finale against the State of Origin I last month.
Nine won Wednesday with a 34.5% network share over TEN’s 21.6% and Seven’s 20.5%.
Nine is now in front for the week thus far by 1.5%.
Today’s ratings were delayed by OzTAM due to a technical problems.