2.09m as Dragons blitz NRL Grand Final
2.09m viewers watched the NRL Grand Final last night as the Dragons dominated the Roosters.
2.09m viewers watched the NRL Grand Final last night as the Dragons dominated the Roosters 32-8.
The win ended a 31-year premiership drought for the Dragons. It was also join venture club St George Illawarra’s first title, having lost the 1999 grand final to Melbourne.
The twilight game helped drive Nine to a winning Sunday night, although Seven ranked a respectable second.
With some cities enjoying a Monday public holiday and events such as the NRL and Commonwealth Games, figures should be viewed with some context.
That said, Learn India With Hamish & Andy (1.23m) won its slot over 60 Minutes (1.22m) and The X Factor (1.11m average across its two hours).
Sunday Night was 1.04m, Offspring (935,000) and Stephen Fry Live at the Sydney Opera House did well with 872,000.
TEN’s Commonwealth Games lead in Good News Week: Delhi 2010 was 509,000 and a special Games Project 301,000 in select cities. The Opening Ceremony averaged just 414,000 for its midnight start (AEDT) -the ratings cut-off for Sunday is 2am. Tonight will be a much better indicator of audience interest.
The Big Bang Theory on GO! was the top digital channel show with 308,000 and the channel pulled the biggest share on 4.1%. But 7mate took second place in only its second week with 3.2% while GEM had to settle for fifth with 0.9%. Update: Nine advises figures for GEM were affected by simulcast figures allocated to Nine. There were also issues switching back to GEM programming in Melbourne and Perth.
Last year’s NRL final was 2.52m.