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• 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.

https://www.mediaweek.com.au/tv-ratings ... mpetition/

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

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/06/wednes ... -2021.html

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.”

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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

9NOW

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

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280k On 9NOW is HUGE!!


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Women’s State of Origin

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It is Origin weekend at Nine as the festival of rugby league started with the women’s clash with Queensland winning a close contest over NSW. The match, played at the Sunshine Coast Stadium, had an audience of 288,000 with 144,000 Sydney 119,000 in Brisbane.

Nine/Gem 467,000 (Metro 288,000 Regional 179,000)

https://www.mediaweek.com.au/weekend-tv ... e-25-2021/



WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN Nine Network 288,000 144,000 11,000 119,000 8,000 6,000

LIVE: WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN FOX LEAGUE 151,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/06/friday ... -2021.html




Game 2



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With 1,8262,000 viewers, New South Wales wasn’t the only winner in the State of Origin as Nine was easily the top primary channel with 34.5% and also the top network with 40.9% last night. This was more than 15 points clear of its nearest competitor in both categories.

While game two of Origin was down slightly on game one’s 1,911,000 metro viewers it was up on last year’s game two (1,654,000) which came in a covid affected end of season series.

The match had almost one million come in from Sydney with 972,000 viewers and 544,000 coming in from Brisbane.

https://www.mediaweek.com.au/tv-ratings ... mpetition/


STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND -MATCH Nine Network 1,862,000 972,000 149,000 544,000 87,000 110,000

STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND -PRE MATCH Nine Network 1,006,000 478,000 104,000 280,000 71,000 73,000

STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND -POST MATCH Nine Network 722,000 432,000 43,000 162,000 30,000 55,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/06/sunday ... -2021.html


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Game 3




The State of Origin pushed Nine to #1 last night with 1,746,000 viewers helping produce a primary channel share of 33.8% and a 40.3% network share.

In a close affair, Queensland won the dead rubber 20-18 with 902,000 tuning in from Sydney and 502,000 watching from Brisbane.

This was down on the first two games of the series after the shield was already decided in game two with NSW winning 38-0.

Game 1: 1,911,000
Game 2: 1,8262,000
Game 3: 1,746,000


This was also down on last year’s game three which was the deciding game of the series and had 1,882,000 viewers. This match aired in November due to a Covid affected schedule.

The national audience for the match was 2,520,000.

https://www.mediaweek.com.au/tv-ratings ... -easy-win/


STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD -PRE MATCH Nine Network 907,000 438,000 95,000 251,000 59,000 64,000

STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD -MATCH Nine Network 1,746,000 902,000 155,000 502,000 90,000 98,000

STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD -POST MATCH Nine Network 537,000 264,000 45,000 153,000 36,000 38,000

https://tvtonight.com.au/2021/07/wednes ... -2021.html


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2.8 mill in total for match (DEAD RUBBER)

total for series.

8.8 mill


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State of Origin Rugby League NSW v QLD 3rd – Match won the night as the overwhelming No. 1 program with all key demos.



State of Origin Rugby League NSW v QLD 3rd - Match achieved a national peak audience of 2.843 million (Metro: 1.908 million / Regional: 936,000) and a national average audience of 2.520 million (Metro: 1.746 million / Regional: 774,000).



State of Origin Rugby League NSW v QLD 3rd – Match achieved a Total National average audience: 2.733 million (Metro: 1.746 million / Regional: 774,000 / 9NOW: 213,000) and was up on the last time we had a game 3 where the series had already been decided.



State of Origin Rugby League NSW v QLD 3rd – Match is the third highest rating program of 2021 for linear TV.



State of Origin Rugby League NSW v QLD 3rd – Match was the No.1 live streamed program on Wednesday and the match recorded live VPM rating of 213,000 which is up 22% year on year.


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