Nine has won last week’s ratings after pulling the biggest audience on the year for the State of Origin.
The match pulled 2.5m viewers (preliminary ratings had put it at 2.62m), but it still topped the first game of 2.34m. On that occasion Nine also won the week but lost it to Seven after Consolidated viewing.
That’s unlikely to happen this time with Nine with a better lead.
Also performing for Nine were then Nine News (Sun: 1.33m), Married at First Sight (1.08m) and Reno Rumble (Sun: 883,000).
Seven News (Sun: 1.24m) was best for Seven then House Rules (Sun: 1.09m) and Better Homes and Gardens (722,000).
MasterChef Australia (Tues: 1.1m) topped the week for TEN. The Project 7pm was 630,000 and Family Feud simulcast was 619,000.
The Killing Season was again best for ABC at 965,000 followed by ABC News (Sat: 941,000) and Australian Story (901,000).
RocKwiz (384,000), Secrets of the Manor House (302,000) and Britain’s Oldest Family Businesses (238,000) were best on SBS ONE.
SBS ONE: 4.4
7TWO / 7mate: 4.0
ABC2 / GEM: 3.2
ABC News 24: 1.1
SBS 2: 1.0
Nine took the demos 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.
Seven won Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Nine took Monday and Wednesday. ABC bettered TEN on Monday, Friday and Saturday.
Nine won in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Seven retained Adelaide and Perth.