2 million watch NSW Blues take Origin decider

Ratings: With Origin + Cricket Nine has pulled the biggest network share so far in 2019.

A thrilling State of Origin decider drew a whopping 2 million viewers last night in the 5 city metro.

There were 877,000 viewers in Sydney and 670,000 in Brissy. And if we were to add in regional viewers that number climbs to 2.88m viewers.

But Nine didn’t just have Origin, there was ICC Cricket World Cup on 9GEM too. That 254,000 audience drew a multichannel share of 7.1%.

All up, Nine smashed it with a 48.3% share -the biggest network share of 2019 so far. Origin I last month remains the biggest single audience at 2.18m.

No surprises then that everybody else was down last night.

MasterChef Australia pulled 555,000 then 7:30 (520,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (492,000), Border Security (409,000) and The Force (331,000).

Amongst other networks Seven drew 19.2%, 10 13.9%, ABC 12.0% and SBS 6.6%.

Nine News drew 910,000 / 867,000 then Hot Seat (522,000 / 287,000).

Seven News won its slot at 1.1m / 1.01m for Seven then The Chase (653,000 / 414,000), Home and Away (612,000),  and in select cities, Britain’s Got Talent (165,000) and movie: This Means War (57,000).

The Project (502,000 / 290,000), 10 News First (394,000), Celebrity Name Game (238,000), and Bull (227,000 / 162,000) comprised 10’s other shows.

ABC News was 628,000 for ABC, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell drew 395,000 then Squinters (241,000), The Drum (181,000) and Insert Name Here (156,000).

On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (151,000), Going Places with Ernie Dingo (142,000), SBS World News (137,000),  Tour De France (109,000) and Where Are You Really From? (92,000).

Sunrise: 276,000
Today: 186,000
News Breakfast: 108,000 /

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 10 July 2019

22 Responses

      1. Do you think this is Nine’s year? Surely it has to be, they’re never going to have another better chance than 2019.

        Nine can at least promote the hell out of “Channel 9 is Number 1” if they win main channel, which they’ve lead since January!

          1. Wow. Yeah. Why are Nine having a massively difficult time fixing up their Thursdays (NRL ain’t doing anything on a national level), Fridays and Saturdays? Especially Fridays?

            That could give Nine a big lead, but unfortunately has allowed Seven to keep firmly in the game, in fact still lead!

            Interesting how Nine management’s brains operate.

          2. Nine seems to have decided that Fridays aren’t really worth airing anything on – chances are they have some statistics indicating fewer people watch TV on Friday?

          3. They have NRL obligations in 2 states at least…. they tried some other content for “non-NRL” states but it would need a long term approach.

  1. Real surprise NZ pulled it off – considering that it’s behind Rugby, Soccer and Netball in popularity there whereas it’s the national sport in India with 1.5 billion
    Will hurt the ratings in England, probably increase the ratings here if Australia get through

    1. More than hurt the ratings. Cricket is on pay TV in the UK. If England makes the final, it will be shown on free to air. It will be the first ODI on free to air in years. If England don’t make the final, it will only be on pay TV.

        1. They are cricket Australia’s rights to sell so it would have been their decision. Thankfully the ridiculous anti siphoning rules didn’t stop it and we are able to enjoy continuous live sport, rather than ads for “insert name of awful reality show” interrupted by some live sport.

  2. Got home in time to watch most of the last 10-15 mins of the rugby. Looked like a madcap game. Maroons will be disappointed losing like they did, leaking that try in the dying seconds, but was good watching.

    I’m glad there was only half a game of cricket to watch after that. I’ve been feeling exhausted all morning. Was absolutely enthralling. Tonight’s a good night for TV, so I’ll only be surfing to watch the cricket. Hopefully it’s as entertaining.

    1. Wow. What a nonsense take on Rugby League”s showpiece event. Money/ratings talk. Every NRL player wants to play Origin. Every NRL fan loves Origin. “Robbing clubs of players and jeopardising seasons” sounds very much like an old AFL line of thinking?

  3. Last night’s cricket world cup semi was the second-best game I’ve ever seen. The best, of course, was the 1999 world cup semi between Australia and South Africa, a spectacle that will never be forgotten. I really do hope Australia gets to play NZ in the final.

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