All Origin, all the time. State of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld 2nd (1st – 2,616,000 (incl GEM figures for PER)) helped Nine to a near 50% share for the evening. Seven didn’t even try to program against it and that showed, but Ten did stick with it with MasterChef Australia (10th – 875,000) still drawing a decent audience. The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (20th – 500,000) & Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (17th – 574,000) both down due to Origin fever.
Timeslot winners (nationally):
6:00pm: Nine News – Ch9
6:30pm: Nine News 6:30 – Ch9
7:00pm: A Current Affair – Ch9
7:30pm: State of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld 2nd – PreMatch – Ch9
8:30pm: State of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld 2nd – Match – Ch9
9:30pm: State of Origin Rugby League NSW v Qld 2nd – Match – Ch9
Nine Network won the night (46.3%), followed by Seven Network (19.1%), Ten Network (16.3%), ABC Network (14.2%) & SBS (4.1%).