A whopping 2.18m viewers watched Queensland Maroons defeat NSW Blues last night making State of Origin I the most-watched show in 2019.
The biggest crowds were in Sydney (950,000) and Brisbane (746,000) while 273,000 watched in Melbourne.
Another 1.03m were watching in regional areas taking the total figure to a massive 3.21m viewers.
The metro figures eclipse the previous 2019 high Married at First Sight finale of 1.98m viewers. However they are down on 2018 and 2017 Origin I (both 2.35m).
Against such dominance nearly all other TV viewing from 7pm took a hit.
Nine network won Wednesday with a whopping 45.0% share then Seven 20.6%, 10 14.6%, ABC 14.2% and SBS 5.6%.
Nine News drew 945,000 / 937,000 viewers with Hot Seat at 541,000 / 307,000 (not all aired in Perth).
Seven News won its slot at 1.11m / 1.05m for Seven then Home and Away (692,000), The Chase (628,000 / 375,000) and House Rules (532,000). A movie Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal drew just 158,000.
MasterChef led for 10 at 531,000 barely ahead of The Project (530,000 / 295,000) then 10 News First (444,000), Five Bedrooms (347,000), Celebrity Name Game (292,000) and Bull (154,000).
ABC News (716,000), 7:30 (565,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (565,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (486,000), The Letdown (305,000), QI (258,000), The Drum (222,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (173,000).
On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (161,000), Going Places with Ernie Dingo (158,000), Great British Railway Journeys (155,000), SBS World News (136,000), Mastermind (101,000) and The Good Fight (69,000).
Peter Rabbit (194,000) topped multichannels for ABC KIDS.
News Breakfast: 115,000 / 52,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 5 June 2019.