Nine got what it wished for last night… a Queensland win in the second State of Origin -ensuring a bumper audience to come in the decider next month.
Origin was the only game in town last night with a cool 2.38m viewers, a lift on last month’s 2.35m, helping Nine to a whopping 45.0% network share. There were 1.05m viewers in Sydney alone and 762,000 in Brissy.
Against such competition MasterChef performed well with 761,000 viewers as the top entertainment show and Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell made a respectable return on 574,000.
Seven News and ACA were also winners.
Nine Network owned Wednesday with a 45.0% share then Seven 21.3%, TEN 15.0%, ABC 13.3% and SBS 5.4%.
Outside of Origin, Nine News was 1.00m and 956,000 in 4 cities, and A Current Affair was 854,000 in 4 cities, Hot Seat was 585,000 / 343,000. A True Story replay was 466,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News was 1.11m / 1.05m for Seven then Home and Away (690,000), The Chase (666,000 / 420,000), Border Security (488,000 / 436,000) and Criminal Minds (386,000 / 322,000).
MasterChef Australia (761,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (596,000 / 382,000), TEN Eyewitness News (480,000), Family Feud (374,000) and This is Us (328,000). A repeat of Hawaii Five-0 was 135,000.
ABC News (708,000), Mad as Hell (574,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (546,000), 7:30 (543,000), Ronny Chieng: International Student (345,000), Grand Designs NZ (232,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (192,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Extreme Railway Journeys (255,000), Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World (174,000), SBS World News (128,000) and Fargo (87,000).
Shaun the Sheep again topped multichannel (205,000).
News Breakfast: 99,000 / 56,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 21 June 2017