1.77m watch Maroons win State of Origin I

Origin I pulls the biggest audience in survey this year as Nine romps home with a huge 47% share.

2022’s State of Origin series got off to a big start last night with Origin I drawing 1.77m metro viewers -the biggest audience in survey so far this year.

That saw Nine romp home with a huge 47.6% share -more than double the competition.

Previous Origin I‘s were: 2021 was 1.91m with 2020 1.61m and 2019’s 2.19m.

Meanwhile Gruen returned with 491,000 then 7:30 (489,000), MasterChef Australia (437,000) and Big Brother (255,000).

Later The Weekly with Charlie Pickering drew 451,000 then You Can’t Ask That (253,000), The Front Bar (229,000) and Five Bedrooms (219,000).

Nine network won Wednesday with 47.6% then Seven 18.8%, 10 and ABC both 13.9% and SBS 5.8%.

Nine News was 864,000 / 843,000 for Nine with Hot Seat on 471,000 / 302,000.

Seven News won on 968,000 / 927,000. The Chase led entertainment at 561,000 / 340,000 with Home & Away at 440,000 and Britain’s Got Talent on 127,000.

The Project pulled 404,000 / 257,000 for 10. 10 News First was 295,000 / 218,000 while Bull managed 118,000.

ABC News was 599,000 for ABC. The Drum (190,000) and Would I Lie to You? (162,000) followed

On SBS it was SBS World News (157,000 / 151,000), Tony Robinson: WWII By Drone (128,000), Thatcher & Reagan (84,000), Mastermind (81,000) and Cobra (37,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 145,000.

Sunrise: 225,000
Today: 191,000
News Breakfast: 104,000 / 61,000

In Total TV numbers last Wednesday were:
Big Brother: 729,000
Celebrity Apprentice: 716,000
MasterChef Australia: 822,000
You Can’t Ask That: 521,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 8 June 2022

17 Responses

  1. Don’t know why we exclude programs from January and December, when they have some of the most watched regular events? Shares, sure, for a survey for advertisers. But we shouldn’t exclude rankings.

  2. What was the point of ‘Cobra’? I lasted 2 eps on the basis of the presence of Robert C in the cast but it largely seemed to be Tory propaganda with very unlikely scenarios-there was a miniseries on the power blackout concept in the UK a number of years back that was much superior and a new Euro production is on it’s way on SBS soon-one hopes it’s better!

  3. It’s always worth noting that the viewing figures especially for live sporting events won’t include people (with tv meters) watching the game at the pub or at a mates place.

      1. You’re right, Chuck, 60 Minutes Sundays at my local pub is always packed. Plus, if you buy a schooner while the clock is ticking on TV they give it to you for 60 cents.

    1. They do include visitors as you report them to Oztam. It actually mentions it on their site oztam.com.au/theratingsprocess.aspx

      “All household residents and any guests register their presence using a remote control.”

    1. Yes Rachel, both Drew and then Aleisha were voted out last night separately but both were secretly brought back into a secret room where they watch all the housemates on screens. Sam got evicted again a couple of nights ago but she has definitely gone now (thank heavens lol)

  4. Whilst accurate, these numbers are very misleading. SoO always scores well for 9 because it has the only Live broadcast. Compare this to last Sunday’s NRL game where 260k watched the game on Fox, making it the number 11 show overall, whilst a simultaneous showing of the game on 9, didn’t get 1/2 that number of eye balls and the 9 option didn’t even make the top 20 shows.

      1. What I’m suggesting is misleading is the number of people that watch NRL on 9. Last night viewers had no choice, as they had the only live coverage, but on a Friday or Sunday, they are consistently beaten by Fox.

        1. The story doesn’t claim the number of people that watched last night, if you’re seeking a total, it claims a metro number. Overnights are part of a fuller picture but that doesn’t make them misleading.

        2. Misleading is the comparison you’re making though. Foxtel overnight is national, Nine is not
          When you compare nines national and Foxtels nationals you’ll see Nines is ahead.

          1. I have clearly made my point poorly. If Fox had a live coverage, the 9 share wouldn’t be half of what it got, based on the numbers Fox does head to head with 9 on a Sunday.

  5. Very sad numbers for the finale of Bull. I really enjoyed that show and will miss it. I think it will be Xmas before Big Brother finally finishes with all these silly fake evictions. Spoils it.

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