• State of Origin now highest rating program of 2021 – up 13.4% on last year’s Game 1
Nine TV Ratings
Nine had the top primary (37.2%) and network (43.3%) share last night thanks to the success of the first match of the State of Origin which had 1,911,000 metro viewers.
The match had 861,000 tune in from Sydney and 609,000 from Brisbane as the match was the top program in both markets as New South Wales easily handled Queensland to the tune of 50-6.
Last year’s Game 1 came in November and had 1,598,000 viewers which was the smallest metro audience since 2003, the streaming audience was 174,000. Game 1 in 2019 before the Covid-19 induced schedule change was 2,178,000.
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STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST -PRE MATCH Nine Network 1,083,000 407,000 181,000 379,000 61,000 55,000
STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST -MATCH Nine Network 1,911,000 861,000 246,000 609,000 88,000 107,000
STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST -POST MATCH Nine Network 652,000 350,000 84,000 146,000 33,000 38,000
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STATE OF ORIGIN: GAME 1 ACHIEVES LIVE AUDIENCE OF NEARLY 3 MILLION AND SHATTERS RECORDS
State of Origin: Game 1 last night achieved a live average national audience of 2,988,000 people across linear broadcast on Channel 9 and BVOD streaming on 9Now, making it the most-watched program of the year to-date in Australia and exceeding all expectations.
On Channel 9, the national average audience was up 12.7% on Game 1 of the 2020 series with 2.708 million people . On 9Now, the Live BVOD Audience was up by a massive 56% year-on-year with 280,000 (including co-viewing) – the largest Live BVOD Audience ever recorded on any CFTA BVOD platform in Australian history.
The match saw the stellar NSW Blues decisively beating QLD Maroons 50-6 during the first State of Origin game ever played at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium, taking a 1-0 series lead in the three game series.
Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane ensures another hostile reception awaits the Blues, as the Maroons hope to square up the series.
Brent Williams, Nine’s Director of Sport, said :“We’re thrilled so many viewers tuned into last night’s broadcast of State of Origin. Close to three million Australians were watching this great rivalry play out across Channel 9 and 9Now, making it the most watched program of the year and a huge increase on last year’s game one. National audiences were up by 13.4% year-on-year, and a further 280,000 viewers streamed the match on 9Now which breaks the all-time BVOD record – and is also a massive 56% year-on-year increase.”
5.612 million people tuned into Game 1 of State of Origin between New South Wales and Queensland, LIVE on Nine ( National cume reach – includes match, pre and post-game )
Nine National peak audience: 3.152 million (match only)
5 City: 2.147 million / Regional: 1.005 million
3.152 million national peak audience is up 12.7% on last year’s State of Origin Game 1.
Nine National average audience: 2.708 million (match only)
(5 City: 1.911 million / Regional: 797,000)
2.708 million national average audience makes State of Origin Game 1 the highest rating program of the year to-date.
2.708 million national average audience is up 13.4% year-on-year for State of Origin Game 1.
No.1 program of the night across all demographics:
No.1 with People 25-54
No.1 with People 16-39
No.1 with GS + Child
No.1 with Total People
Live BVOD Audience: 280,000 (includes co-viewing)
Live BVOD Audience of 280,000 gives State of Origin: Game 1 the highest Live BVOD Audience of all time across all platforms.
Live BVOD Audience of 280,000 is an increase of 56% year-on-year for State of Origin: Game 1
Live content streamed: 32.4 million minutes
32.4 million minutes of live content streamed is an increase of 60% year-on-year for State of Origin: Game 1
Total stream starts: 776,000
776,000 stream starts is an increase of 36% year-on-year for State of Origin: Game 1
Source: Oz Tam+ Regional Tam, Overnight Data, 1 min cume reach, NRL State of Origin: Game 1, includes pre and post-match, 9th June 2020, 5 City Metro + Combined Agg Markets, Nine Network + Nine Network Content Affiliates.
Source: OzTAM Live VPM, State of Origin Game 1, 9/6/2021 v 4/11/2020, including coviewing on Connected TV devices, 9 June 2021 based on pre logs