It all went down to Jonathan Thurston’s golden point but last night 2.32m viewers watched North Queensland Cowboys defeat Brisbane Broncos 17 points to 16.
It was a huge night for Nine with 909,000 watching the game in Sydney, 752,000 in Brisbane and 409,000 in Melbourne.
Adding in Regional viewers it averaged 3.67m viewers (Nine advises the metro figure will be adjusted to 2.437m).
It amassed to a whopping 45.2% share for Nine last night.
With no Sydney team in contention the Grand Final numbers were down on 2014’s 2.45m viewers, in preliminary figures.
With the NRL and a long weekend it was always going to be a difficult night elsewhere on the box. Seven ran a staggered schedule in various cities, while TEN couldn’t land a punch.
Nine network dominated with a 45.2% share then Seven 23.9%, ABC 13.8%, TEN 12.0% and SBS 5.0%.
Following the NRL Grand Final, Nine News was 1.27m viewers. Footy Show specials Highway to Happiness was 450,000 in 2 states and Ol Man Crawf was 441,000 in 3 cities.
Seven News (1.04m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (869,000), World’s Most Extreme (433,000 in 3 cities). The movie Now You See Me was 236,000 in 3 cities. Border Security International was 173,000 in 2 cities and movie Forrest Gump was 117,000 in 2 cities.
Vera (648,000) led for ABC then ABC News (587,000), Doctor Who (428,000) and Compass (284,000).
TEN struggled all night with movie World War Z its best on 351,000. TBL Families was 324,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 323,000 and Scorpion was 325,000.
On SBS it was Ultimate Tutankhamun (283,000), The Seventies (158,000) and SBS World News (145,000).
7TWO’s Escape to the Country led multichannels with 229,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 4 October 2015.