IT was all about the State of Origin (MATCH: 1st – 2,487,000; PREMATCH: 2nd – 1,714,000; POSTMATCH: 3rd – 1,348,000)… noted by Seven’s change to their schedule to be mostly repeats and stuff they’re happy to burn off. Offspring (12th – 766,000) and MasterChef Australia (11th – 779,000) did OK considering the three big markets that normally watch them were mostly occupied with the first of three big NRL games for the year. The ABC’s Wednesday night line up struggled – particularly Spicks and Specks (29th – 331,000) and Jonah from Tonga (47th – 240,000).

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: PreMatch/Game – Ch9
8:30pm: State Of Origin: Game – Ch9
9:30pm: State Of Origin: Game/PostMatch – Ch9

Nine Network won the night (44.6%), followed by Seven Network (23.2%), Ten Network (16.2%) & ABC Network (12%).