A huge 2.33m crowd watched Melbourne Storm claim victory in the NRL Grand Final. The audience was biggest in Sydney with 813,000 with 671,000 in Brissy and 644,000 in Melbourne.
1.73m watched the Presentations and 1.37m saw the Entertainment including Macklemore’s “Same Love” performance.
With regional audiences the audience climbs to 3.4m viewers. The game was lower than 2016’s win by Cronulla with 2.5m viewers but pipped 2015’s 2.32m.
It helped Nine to a whopping 48.5% share, annihilating the competition. Seven settled on 22.1%, ABC 15.5%, TEN 9.0% and SBS 4.8%.
Aside from the NRL Grand Final, Nine News drew 1.02m for Nine.
Seven News (875,000) was best for Seven then Little Big Shots (797,000) and Sunday Night (510,000). Movie: Mission Impossible was 177,000 in 3 cities.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (731,000) topped ABC’s night then Doc Martin (719,000), ABC News (587,000), Fearless (291,000) and Classic Countdown (233,000).
TEN Eyewitness News (270,000) was best for TEN then The Project (222,000 / 198,000), Family Feud (190,000) and movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (172,000).
On SBS it was SBS World News (136,000), The Ascent of Civilization (135,000) and Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (125,000).
7TWO’s Border Security was best on multichannels at 165,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 1 October 2017