1.83m watch Maroons win as Nine draws massive 48% share

State of Origin is the second biggest show of the year - and a close battle in Breakfast TV on Wednesday.

State of Origin II scored a mega 1.83m metro viewers last night, the second highest rated programme of 2023.

That included 753,000 linear viewers in Sydney and 648,000 were in Brissy -but Total TV numbers will rise with Nine already calling it the highest rating Game 2 since 2018.

The Chase topped entertainment at 565,000 / 339,000.

Elsewhere Utopia was 474,000 then 7:30 (445,000), MasterChef Australia (365,000) and Dogs Behaving Very Badly (288,000).

Later Gruen returned to 436,000 then The Front Bar (265,000), In Limbo (151,000), Accused (146,000), and So Help Me Todd (110,000 / 77,000).

Nine network obviously won Wednesday at a massive 48.1% share then Seven 19.9%, ABC 13.9%, 10 11.8% and SBS 6.2%.

Nine News was 825,000 / 820,000. Hot Seat drew 385,000 / 234,000.

Seven News won at 967,000 / 943,000. Home & Away was 467,000.

ABC News pulled 587,000. The Drum (153,000) and Queen of Oz (143,000) followed.

The Project managed 283,000 / 174,000. 10 News First was 225,000 / 152,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (172,000 / 136,000), History of the Sitcom (76,000), The Mayfair Hotel Megabuild (55,000), Mastermind (49,000) and Blue Lights (40,000).

Ashes Series on 9GEM topped multichannels at 164,000.

Sunrise: 215,000
Today: 210,000
News Breakfast: 98,000 / 50,000

In Total TV numbers last Wednesday were:

Utopia: 1.2m
North Shore: 394,000
Million Dollar Island: 550,000
In Limbo: 319,000
MasterChef Australia:  747,000
Travel Guides: 1.14m
Home & Away: 997,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 21 June 2023

7 Responses

  1. Didn’t think much of the SBS sitcom show-many of the programs mentioned I’d never even heard of, let alone seen and it finished up on the very British show ‘Fleabag’ when anything other than US product was never covered in prior eps.

  2. Yep a very nice rise so far with BVOD 563,000 and Regional 801,000, for some reason though *VOZ is showing that Metro went to 1,659,000 from 1,833,000, still a good overall of 3,024,000 all the same.


  3. Surprised game 2 is down on game 1 in metro overnights. Still huge though. Wonder why Today suddenly soared so close to Sunrise? Dogs Behaving Badly does as well as Million Dollar Minute but much cheaper I’m guessing

    1. Today would probably be getting a bump because of the Ashes. Now test 1 is over it’ll probably drop back to the usual margins since there’s no highlights that viewers will want to wake up and see.

  4. So Help Me Todd has a 90s vibe but it’s quite watchable. Blue Lights is not as good as The Responder, with Freeman’s excellent performance, but it’s still good. But no market for new drama on FTA. The less people watch other stuff, the higher the price for major sporting events is going to go.

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