NRL Grand Final dominates Sunday

Ratings: 2.5m viewers watch the Cronulla Sharks defeat Melbourne Storm.


The NRL Grand Final pulled a massive 2.5m viewers last night as Cronulla Sharks beat Melbourne Storm.

There were 1.05m viewers watching in Sydney alone, 678,000 in Brisbane and 609,000 in Melbourne.

It was up on last year’s 2.32m win by North Queensland Cowboys. Nine advises the figure will be adjusted to 2.65m, making it the highest NRL Grand Final of all time. Together with regional viewers the figure climbs to 3.73 million viewers.

Nine dominated viewing with 1.61m watching the Presentation and 1.32m watching the Entertainment.

Nine network pulled out a huge 48.5% share then Seven 20.5%, ABC 12.8%, TEN 12.5% and SBS 5.8%.

Nine News drew 1.2m viewers and the Movie: 21 Jump Street drew 317,000 in 4 cities.

Seven News (984,000) led for Seven followed by The Big Music Quiz (527,000), Sunday Night (458,000). Movie: Forrest Gump was 335,000.

Movie: Night at the Museum was best for TEN with 340,000. TEN Eyewitness News drew 287,000, All Star Family Feud was 284,000 and Movie: The Other Woman was 239,000.

ABC News (693,000), Grand Designs (559,000), Poldark (453,000) and Compass (259,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Earth From Space (227,000), Treasures from Ancient Greece (189,000), The Trouble with Space Junk (153,000) and SBS World News (117,000).

It was actually Sesame Street on ABC2 that topped multichannels with 218,000.

Daniel Ricciardo’s win at FIA Formula One averaged 178,000 on ONE.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 2 October 2016.

2 Responses

  1. Oh how Seven must wish the AFL Grand Final was on a Sunday night. Those are great figures for Nine. I can’t believe that Seven is persevering with the truly awful Big Music Quiz.

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