TV Ratings June 9: State of Origin blows away the competition but fell short of Pre-Covid numbers

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• State of Origin now highest rating program of 2021 – up 13.4% on last year’s Game 1

• 7:30pm: MasterChef and Big Brother manage to stay above 500k despite SOO

Primetime News
Seven News 1,099,000/1,026,000
Nine News 1,048,000/1,007,000
ABC News 743,000
10 News First 419,000 (5:00pm)/ 293,000 (6:00pm)
SBS World News 170,000 (6:30pm) 156,000 (7:00pm)

Daily current affairs
7.30 554,000
The Project 317,000 (6:3 pm)/513,000 (7pm)
The Drum 198,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 240,000
Today 216,000
News Breakfast 198,000

Late News
The Latest 253,000
ABC Late News 47,000
SBS World News Late 47,000

Nine TV Ratings

Nine had the top primary (37.2%) and network (43.3%) share last night thanks to the success of the first match of the State of Origin which had 1,911,000 metro viewers.

The match had 861,000 tune in from Sydney and 609,000 from Brisbane as the match was the top program in both markets as New South Wales easily handled Queensland to the tune of 50-6.

Last year’s Game 1 came in November and had 1,598,000 viewers which was the smallest metro audience since 2003, the streaming audience was 174,000. Game 1 in 2019 before the Covid-19 induced schedule change was 2,178,000.

Seven TV Ratings

Big Brother managed to stay above 500,000 despite the State of Origin as the final housemates began brokering power deals with Marley siding with Danny and Tilly after a betrayal by Sid.

In the nomination challenge, Danny won his first-ever individual challenge.

But Danny wasn’t nominating for eviction – he had to choose two others to go up against him in a vote to win the Big Brother eye, an advantage offering immunity at either of the next two eviction ceremonies.

Danny chose SJ and Marley, with a view to solidifying his top three deal. 

With Thursday AFL this week, The Front Bar had to compete with State of Origin on Nine. The AFL show celebrated Melbourne forward David Neitz and then featured the much loved Neale Daniher and daughter Bec who spoke about his years coaching the Demons and this weekend’s Big Freeze 7. The episode had 345,000 viewers.

Home and Away was the top program on Seven with 561,000 viewers.

10 TV Ratings

On 10, The Project had 317,000 (6:30pm) and 513,000 (7:00pm) as the show covered the Aussie wage, Sydney and Melbourne dropping down the most liveable cities list, and Australia’s youngest Drag Queen.

On MasterChef, Road Trip Week continued as the show took 532,000 viewers to the Langham Hotel.

ABC TV Ratings

Hard Quiz aired a repeat last night with 507,000 tuning in. This was followed by Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell with 467,000 and then You Can’t Say That with 294,000 as the episode talked about Chinese Australians.

SBS TV Ratings

The top rating show non-news show on SBS last night was a repeat of Britain’s Cathedrals with Tony Robinson which had 156,000.

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