Week 23 TV Ratings: Origin Week kicks a winning goal for Nine

• Key to Nine’s victory was State Of Origin Game 1

Nine won the first four nights of week 23 and it was easily enough to hold off any challenge from Seven, which won the final three nights.

Key to Nine’s victory was State Of Origin Game 1 from Brisbane, which delivered a Wednesday night share of 39.0% – the biggest share for anyone this year.

The rest of the week did fall away quickly for Nine though with 16.8%, 14.9% and 14.5% on the final three nights. Nine did win on combined share on Thursday though with Gem on 10.3% thanks to the Cricket World Cup when Australia played West Indies.

Nine claimed seven places in the top 10 thanks to State Of Origin and the Pre-Game coverage, plus Nine News and The Voice.

After a five-week winning streak, Seven was in second spot with its news bulletins the only top 10 entries. Seven News and two episodes of House Rules were the only programs over 700,000.

Home And Away, Sunday Night and The Chase were all close to 650,000.

10 managed to keep its share over 10% with Have You Been Paying Attention? its biggest crowd pleaser with 709,000 on Monday. Three of the five episodes of MasterChef made it over 600,000.

Next best for the channel was The Project 7pm on 473,000, well ahead of the numbers at 6.30pm – 295,000.

Best for the ABC was its news bulletins across seven days, which were all close to 680,000.

Australian Story did 581,000 and Anh’s Brush With Fame was on 568,000.

Who Do You Think You Are? just made it over 300,000 for SBS. The broadcaster’s other shows over 200,000 were Medicine Or Myth with 267,000 and The Handmaid’s Tale series three launch on 259,000.

SBS doesn’t have a lot of primetime tennis, but it did well with Ash Barty’s French Open victory on Saturday night with 260,000 watching very late into the evening.

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