State Of Origin: Nine’s history of big rugby league audiences

• The biggest metro State Of Origin audience was 2,708,000 for game 1 in 2016.

Here is a list of the big audiences Nine and its regional broadcast partners have been attracting for the three State Of Origin matches every year since OzTAM took over management of TV ratings in 2001.

The metro audience didn’t hit 2m until game 3 in 2006.

The biggest metro State Of Origin audience was 2,708,000 for game 1 in 2016.

6/5/01STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST1,571,3761,571,376
10/6/01STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND1,430,2051,430,205
1/7/01STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD1,460,8081,460,808
22/5/02STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST1,679,5981,679,598
5/6/02STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND1,686,5211,686,521
26/6/02STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD1,995,6051,995,605
11/6/03STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST1,929,7201,363,1433,292,863
25/6/03STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND1,741,2661,292,2193,033,485
16/7/03STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD1,570,9761,152,8052,723,781
26/5/04STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST1,670,3451,160,1292,830,474
16/6/04STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND1,833,6341,255,1703,088,804
7/7/04STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD1,781,2181,284,1793,065,397
25/5/05STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST1,733,3631,230,2802,963,643
15/6/05STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND1,757,5421,245,0043,002,546
6/7/05STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD1,861,2701,236,5533,097,823
24/5/06STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST1,876,1721,242,5743,118,746
14/6/06STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND1,644,1731,255,3372,899,510
5/7/06STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD2,019,1411,300,6063,319,747
23/5/07STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH2,020,4031,266,6143,287,017
13/6/07STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH1,961,0331,312,1003,273,133
4/7/07STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH1,889,8621,107,4272,997,289
21/5/08STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCH2,091,7681,270,2843,362,052
11/6/08STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCH2,083,7241,233,5693,317,293
2/7/08STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD – MATCH2,145,0581,260,2893,405,347
3/6/09STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCH2,322,0751,156,3193,478,394
24/6/09STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH2,134,1731,113,1203,247,293
15/7/09STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD – MATCH1,907,1291,049,7352,956,864
26/5/10STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCH2,454,8801,168,5383,623,418
16/6/10STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH2,160,0881,066,8403,226,928
7/7/10STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD – MATCH1,782,1061,063,4072,845,513
25/5/11STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH2,235,2341,282,8243,518,058
15/6/11STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH2,158,8761,262,0733,420,949
6/7/11STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH2,475,2631,311,5353,786,798
23/5/12STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH2,515,3211,444,8473,960,168
13/6/12STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH2,498,0941,375,5733,873,667
4/7/12STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH2,679,3131,360,6104,039,923
5/6/13STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCH2,506,6431,442,7313,949,374
26/6/13STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCH2,346,3961,389,3103,735,706
17/7/13STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD – MATCH2,698,5741,496,1624,194,736
28/5/14STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH2,616,1661,439,7674,055,933
18/6/14STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH2,698,8081,460,3714,159,179
9/7/14STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH2,136,8891,211,2553,348,144
27/5/15STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH2,459,9481,228,4453,688,393
17/6/15STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH2,638,8981,296,0523,934,950
8/7/15STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH2,213,8161,101,3173,315,133
2016STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCH2,708,0001,243,0003,951,000
2016STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 2ND – MATCH2,404,0001,143,0003,547,000
2016STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD – MATCH2,111,000953,0003,064,000
2017STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH2,348,0001,179,0003,527,000
2017STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH2,380,0001,103,0003,483,000
2017STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD – MATCH2,488,0001,165,0003,653,000
2018STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST – MATCH2,353,0001,103,0003,456,000
2018STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH  (Sunday)2,122,0001,057,0003,179,000
2018STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD – MATCH1,744,000909,0002,683,000
2019STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 1ST – MATCH2,178,0001,029,0003,207,000
2019STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND – MATCH1,960,000840,0002,799,000
2019STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 3RD – MATCH2,002,000887,0002,889,000

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