TV Ratings July 14, 2021: State of Origin pushes Nine to an easy win

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• Over 2m nationally tune in despite dead rubber

• Farmer stays competitive despite SOO

Primetime News
Seven News 1,215,000/1,139,000
Nine News 1,049,000/938,000
ABC News 827,000
10 News First 444,000 (5:00pm)/ 281,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 179,000 (6:30pm) 152,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
7.30 645,000
The Project 301,000 (6:30pm)/504,000 (7pm)
The Drum 226,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 260,000
Today 277,000
News Breakfast 202,000

Late News
The Latest 287,000
Nine News Late Edition 146,000
ABC Late News 74,000


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.


Home and Away had 621,000 viewers last night followed by Farmer Wants a Wife which was Seven’s top non-news program with 630,000.

On Farmer, Andrew‘s romantic river bath with Jess reached choppy waters when the 27-year-old community relations worker revealed she was unsure about moving to the country. And 25-year-old executive assistant Tara decided to leave Matt‘s farm after struggling with his growing connection with Alex

Sam told 22-year-old receptionist Nickia he had to follow his heart, and it was time for her to leave the farm. Rob and 52-year-old lawyer Sarah decided they shared a lovely new friendship, but nothing more.

In a move that upset 32-year-old nurse Jaimee, Will decided he didn’t want anyone to go home. “We’re over halfway. We’re almost done. You should know if you have that connection or not. Will should know by now and maybe should have sent someone home tonight,” said Jaimee. 

Matt struggled to see a strong spark with 27-year-old photographer Jacqui and 25-year-old plumber Brydie, but Tara blindsided him, choosing to leave the farm.

The episode also featured the ladies meeting the farmer’s families for the first time.

The Front Bar followed with 328,000 AFL fans tuning in as the show was joined by Jack Riewoldt.

Andy, Mick, Jack and Sam


The Project had 301,000 (6:30pm) and 504,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered the extended Covid lockdown in Sydney, the potential outbreak in Melbourne, and spoke to MasterChef winner Justin Narayan.

With MasterChef wrapping up for the year, 10 filled its Wednesday night schedule with a night of royal drama kicking off with 266,000 viewers watching The Queen Carries On: Gayle King Special followed by The Royals Revealed with 194,000.


Win the Week had 350,000 which was up slightly on the 345,000 that it had last week, it was followed Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell with 438,000.

Starstruck (198,000) and Superwog (88,000) then rounded out ABC’s night of comedy.


As the Tour De France gets closer to the end 178,000 tuned in for stage 27.

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