State of Origin down at 1.6m, ABC leads election coverage.
Ratings: State of Origin drops on 2019, but Nine still wins the night. ABC dominates live election coverage.
1.6m viewers watched Qld Maroons down the NSW Blues in the first State of Origin match for 2020.
727,000 viewers were watching in Sydney with 513,000 in Brisbane. The number is well down on 2019’s first game at 2.18m in this most unusual year, and is the lowest Game 1 since 2001.
It was still well in front of Hard Quiz (596,000), The Bachelorette (470,000), My Houseful of Animals (226,000) and Walking Britain’s Roman Roads (177,000).
Later Gruen drew 601,000 then Reputation Rehab (305,000).
Of the US Presidential Election live coverage ABC was highest yesterday at 384,000 (this appears to be The Drum timeslot). Seven’s best figure was 176,000 then Nine (151,000), 10 (46,000) and SBS (38,000).
ABC News channel drew a 7.8% primetime share, helping ABC to second network for Wednesday.
Nine network easily won Wednesday with 37.6% then ABC 23.6%, Seven 18.5%, 10 13.5% and SBS 6.9%.
Nine News was 772,000 / 763,000 for Nine.
ABC News drew 641,000 for ABC. A Planet America special drew a higher number on ABC News at 303,000 than it did on ABC’s primary channel (212,000).
Seven News won its slot at 1.05m / 1.05m for Seven. Home & Away was 584,000 and movie: Honour was 149,000.
The Project pulled 466,000 / 324,000 for 10. 10 News First (318,000 / 250,000), The Masked Singer USA (139,000) and Bull (69,000) followed.
On SBS it was SBS World News (153,000), The Royals And The Tabloids (128,000), Mastermind (70,000) and The Good Fight (69,000).
Bluey still topped multichannels at 414,000.
News Breakfast: 122,000 / 120,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 4 November 2020