TV Ratings June 5: State of Origin top program of 2019 with 2.17m

• Nine secures midweek 39% share: Sydney 51%, Brisbane 60%

Wednesday Week 23 2019

• State Of Origin Game 1 now highest rating program of 2019
• Nine secures midweek 39% share: Sydney 51%, Brisbane 60%
• Nine can now claim audiences for 10 biggest shows of 2019

• Seven News 1,105,000/1,054,000
• Nine News 937,000/945,000
• A Current Affair No Wednesday episode
• ABC News 716,000
• 7.30 565,000
• The Project 295,000/530,000
• 10 News First 444,000
• The Drum 222,000
• SBS World News 136,000

Breakfast TV

• Sunrise 276,000
• Today 204,000


Home And Away held up well despite Origin coverage starting at 7pm. After two nights near 750,000, the Wednesday episode was on 692,000.

House Rules did 532,000 after 613,000 last week.

The drama Harry And Meghan: Becoming Royal will go down as one of the duds of the year – even if it was up against Origin. The telemovie had an audience of 158,000.


No ACA last night with Origin pre-game coverage underway from 7pm.

State of Origin Game 1 then had an average metro audience of 2,178,000. The audience in Sydney was 950,000 while in Brisbane it was 746,000.

The football class delivered not only the biggest TV audience of the year, but also the biggest shares. Nine had 39% for the night, with Nine Sydney on 51% and Nine Brisbane on 60%.

The Game 1 audience last year was 2,321,000


The Project got the smallest of bumps last night with no ACA up against it with 530,000 watching 10 after 7pm. The episode had plenty on offer from Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz from The Monkees to Pete Helliar with Kevin Hart.

MasterChef was then on 531,000 after 648,000 a week ago. The midweek challenge was a BBQ battle in Noosa.

Five Bedrooms then did 347,000, a footy-impacted audience after 483,000 last week.


Anh’s Brush With Fame featured Deborah Hutton with 565,000 watching.

The Weekly then did 486,000 after 604,000 a week ago. Jimmy Barnes continued on his publicity blitz, this time as a guest on Hard Talk.

The second episode of The Letdown then did 305,000 after launching with 362,000.


Going Places With Ernie Dingo had the biggest audience with 158,000.

24 Hours In Emergency was next with 161,000.


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