If you weren’t watching State Of Origin Rugby League NSW v QLD Game 1 (Match: 1st – 2,433,000) you pretty much weren’t watching TV. 1st in SYD/BNE, 3rd in MEL! The only real commercial alternative – Offspring (12th – 737,000) did as best as you’d imagine against the juggernaut. The Block Sky High (5th – 1,302,000) rated well for Nine with no alternative – both House Rules and MasterChef Australia rested for the evening nationally.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: A Current Affair – Ch
7:00pm: The Block Sky High – Ch
7:30pm: State Of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld Game 1 – Pre-Match/Match – Ch9
8:30pm: State Of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld Game 1 – Match – Ch9
9:30pm: State Of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld Game 1 – Match/Post-Match – Ch9
Channel 9 won the night (38.4%), followed by Channel 7 (17%), ABC1 (10.2%) & Channel 10 (10%).