State of Origin dominates for Nine

Mariam Cheik-Hussein
By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 10 June 2021

The first game of the State of Origin series attracted just under two million metro viewers last night.

Game 1, which kicked off at 8.10pm, attracted 1.911 million metro viewers on Nine, making it the most watched program.

The pre-match, which began at 7pm, attracted 1.083 million metro viewers, while the post-match attracted 652,000 metro viewers.

Also on last night, at 7.30pm, Ten’s MasterChef Australia attracted 532,000 metro viewers. Meanwhile, Big Brother on Seven, also at 7.30pm, attracted 510,000 metro viewers.

Seven News was the most watched news program with 1.099 million metro viewers.

For people aged 18-49, the State of Origin game attracted 881,000 metro viewers, followed by the pre-match with 491,000 metro viewers, and the post-match with 315,000 metro viewers.

For people aged 25-54, the State of Origin dominated again, with 929,000 metro viewers for the game, 519,000 metro viewers for the pre-match, and 322,000 metro viewers for the post-match.

Nine won the night with 43.3% of the network share, followed by Seven with 22.7%, and Ten with 14.9%.

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