1.91m: Origin draws biggest crowd of 2021

State of Origin has drawn the biggest audience so far in 2021.

A whopping 1.91m metro viewers watched the Blues crush the Maroons in Townsville -that’s without factoring in the additional regional viewers where NRL is particularly strong.

While it’s up on 2020 game last November, it’s lower that 2019’s 2.1m also played in June.

Reality alternatives held up reasonably well given the hot interest. 7:30 pulled 554,000 then MasterChef Australia (532,000), Big Brother (510,000), and a Hard Quiz repeat (507,000).

Elsewhere Mad as Hell was 467,000 then The Front Bar (345,000) and You Can’t Say That (294,000).

Nine network thumped the competition with a massive 43.3% share then Seven 22.7%, 10 14.9%, ABC 13.1% and SBS 6.0%.

Nine News drew 1.05m / 1.01m. Hot Seat was 543,000 / 343,000.

Seven News led its slot at 1.1m / 1.03m for Seven. Home & Away led entertainment at 561,000 then The Chase (545,000 / 366,000). The Latest was 253,000.

The Project drew 513,000 / 317,000 for 10. 10 News First was 419,000 / 293,000. Bull managed 230,000 / 158,000.

ABC News was up at 743,000. QI and The Drum (both 198,000) and The Last Leg (151,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (170,000 / 156,000), Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (156,000), Secrets of the Chocolate Factory (140,000), Bloodlands (91,000) and Mastermind (88,000).

ABC News at Noon, another Vic. govt. press conference, led multichannels at 160,000 of which 119,000 were in Melbourne.

Sunrise: 240,000
Today: 216,000
News Breakfast: 135,000 / 63,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 9 June 2021

9 Comments:

  1. Considering how healthy the competition was it suggests the commercial braodcasters perhaps shouldn’t wave the white flag as often as they do when others are showing live sport.

  2. Nine’s coverage was dreadful! Very little talk about game in lead up. Mainly promoting their programs instead. When game started volume of commentators was low and drowned out by crowd noise. Couldn’t hear what was being said! Then we had advertisements during play including numerous betting segments.
    Allow Foxtel to show major games live as well so we can watch a professional broadcast and not a a pathetic effort

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