TV ratings November 18: NRL season ends with one more big win for Nine

State of Origin

• Penultimate week of survey sees 50% primary shares in Sydney/Brisbane

• Rugby League season ends with one more big win for Nine
• Penultimate week of survey sees 50% primary shares in Sydney/Brisbane

Primetime News
Seven News 1,002,000/992,000
Nine News 782,000/770,000
ABC News 686,000
10 News First 342,000/218,000
SBS World News 162,000

Daily current affairs
7.30 571,000
The Project 261,000/408,000
The Drum 162,000

Breakfast TV
Sunrise 254,000
Today 205,000
News Breakfast 204,000

Late Night News
Nine News Late 184,000
The Latest 154,000
ABC Late News 106,000
SBS World News Late 66,000

Wednesday TV 

Seven: Home and Away was on 543,000 after audiences earlier this week of 566,000 and 580,000.

Up against Origin last night the channel then screened Inside Queen May 2 to 290,000 and Britain’s Got Talent to 185,000.

Nine: A Current Affair had a night off again with Origin pre-game coverage taking its place.

The final rugby league game of the year was State of Origin Game 3 and of course, it secured Nine a huge win which will make sure it wins the penultimate week of survey. Nine’s primary channel had shares just under and just over 50% in Sydney and Brisbane. The decider game 3 was the lucky charm for Nine with the metro audience in particular jumping significantly.

The national overnight numbers for the three delayed November State of Origin Games were:

Game 1: 2,378,000 (Metro 1,598,000 Regional 780,000)
Game 2: 2,434,000 (Metro 1,654,000 Regional 780,000)
Game 3: 2,732,000 (Metro 1,882,000 Regional 850,000)

Nine calculated the metro Origin growth week-on-week in key demos:

+15.8% with People 25-54 (893,000 v 771,000)
+15.6% with People 16-39 (545,000 v 472,000)
+5.7% with GS + Child (389,000 v 368,000)
+13.8% with Total People (1.882 million v 1.654 million)

Nine’s combined Wednesday channel (network) shares last night were all over 50% in key demos:

People 25-54: 52.6%
People 16-39: 58.3%
GS + Child: 50.2%

10: The channel took a big hit from Origin with its smallest midweek share of the year.

The Project is having a tough week and it was on 408,000 after 7pm.
Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food was on 267,000 and 212,000.

10 picked a challenging night for Bull to return to the schedule with 141,000 watching at 8.30pm.

The Masked Singer USA moved later and did 74,000 followed by another Bull on 70,000.

ABC: The primary channel held up best against Origin with the four-most watched shows not on Nine after 7pm – News (686,000), Gruen (591,000), Hard Quiz (586,000) and 7.30 (571,000).

Later in the night Reputation Rehab had 328,000 watching and then the final of Planet America kept most of that audience with 324,000.

SBS: By Royal Appointment: Shops Serving the Queen found an audience of 161,000 on the day the channel revealed its plans for 2021.

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