Origin III delivers big night to Nine
Origin III becomes the third highest rating program of 2021, while Nine's share sails past 40%.
State of Origin III finished in a victory for the Maroons and a big 1.75m metro viewers for Nine, -the third highest rating program of 2021- sending Nine to a share over 40%.
NSW Blues nevertheless won the 2021 series, while those viewing numbers will go even higher with regional viewers stacked on.
Up against such competition 7:30 pulled 645,000 then Farmer Wants a Wife (630,000), Win the Week (350,000) and The Queen Carries On (266,000).
Later Mad as Hell was 438,000 then The Front Bar (328,000).
Nine network won Wednesday with 40.3% then Seven 24.6%, ABC 13.7%, 10 12.9% and SBS 8.4%.
Nine News was 1.05m / 938,000 for Nine. Hot Seat drew 538,000 / 358,000.
Seven News won its slot at 1.22m / 1.14m for Seven. Home & Away was 621,000 then The Chase (610,000 / 372,000). 10 Years Younger in 10 Days was 139,000.
ABC News was 827,000 for ABC. The Drum (226,000), Starstruck (198,000) and The Last Leg (83,000) followed.
The Project pulled 504,000 / 301,000 for 10. 10 News First was 444,000 / 281,000 then Growing Up Royal (194,000) and Bull (120,000).
On SBS it was SBS World News (179,000 / 152,000), Tour de France (178,000 across the network) and Secrets of the Tower of London (117,000).
ABC News again led multichannels at 177,000 at noon.
News Breakfast: 122,000 / 80,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 14 July 2021