Nine scored on Wednesday night (as if there was any doubt) with a huge audience of 2.2m viewers for the State of Origin match between Queensland and NSW.
The match saw Queensland’s Maroons defeat NSW’s Blues 16 to 12. In Sydney the game pulled 1.05m viewers, with 820,000 in Brisbane, and 296,000 viewers in Melbourne.
The game blew the competition out of the water with Australia’s Got Talent dropping to 1.28m viewers, 423,000 of whom were in Melbourne, and MasterChef Australia on 1.23m which won in Melbourne on 501,000. But AGT won in Adelaide and Perth.
Almost every other show last night took a hit due to the State of Origin.
The Oprah Winfrey Show primetime special pulled 1.00m viewers over Angry Boys (805,000), Criminal Minds (642,000) and East West 101 (181,000).
Elsewhere last night Spicks and Specks was 729,000, The New Inventors was 365,000 and Hungry Beast was 360,000.
Home And Away (1.13m) bettered ABC News (895,000) and The 7pm Project (826,000).