Thursday night rugby league game scores for Nine as it wins its first night of the year

Nine’s first Thursday night rugby league was a hit on Thursday, helping the network to its first nightly ratings win of the year.

The hugely anticipated clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and East’s Roosters scored a massive 560,000 Sydney viewers – with a peak of 670,000 – according to preliminary OzTam ratings data.

It had 290,000 viewers in Brisbane and the following Footy Show – which also aired in Melbourne in its AFL version – pushed Nine to its solid win with 970,000 viewers.

Seven’s My Kitchen Rules (1.739m) won the night, but it failed for the first time this year to push the network to its usual nightly win.

Nine’s The Block: All Stars (1.234m) was second for the night, and combined with the NRL game handed the night over to the network.

Ten was again left in the wake of its commercial competitors with a lowly 7.3 per cent audience share, one of its worst performances ever.

Nine won with 28.3 per cent five capital city audience share, Seven second with 25.1 per cent, ABC1 on 11.1, Ten’s 7.3 per cent and SBS One on 4 per cent.


1. My Kitchen Rules – Seven 1.739m

2. The Block – Nine  1.234m

3. Seven News – Seven 1.135m

4. Nine News – Nine 1.105m

5. The Footy Show – AFL and NRL Nine 0.970m

6. Home and Away – Seven 0.946m

7. Today Tonight – Seven 0.920m

8. A Current Affair – Nine 0.905m

9. ABC1 News – ABC1 0.864m

10. NRL: Thursday Night Football – Nine 0.851m

11. Bones – Episode 1 – Seven 0.807m

12. 7:30 – ABC 0.671m

13. Ten News – Ten 0.654m

14. Hot Seat – Nine 0.569m

15. Catalyst – ABC 0.557m



Nine: 28.3%

Seven: 25.1%

ABC1: 11.1%

Ten: 7.3%

7TWO: 4.4%

GO!: 4.0%

SBS1: 4.0%

ABC2: 3.2%

Eleven: 3.1%

7mate: 2.4%

Gem: 2.2%

One: 2.2%

ABC News 24: 1.0%

ABC3: 1.0%

ABC News 24: 0.9%

SBS2: 0.8%

NITV: 0.1%

Data copyright © OzTAM 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or part without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

 Marcus Casey



  1. WD
    8 Mar 13
    11:05 am

  2. Not quite the “State of Origin” numbers predicted in the News Ltd press days earlier. State of Origin 2012 had an audience of 3.24 million.

  3. sam
    8 Mar 13
    1:26 pm

  4. Go the Bunnies!

  5. Pamela Hocking
    8 Mar 13
    1:33 pm

  6. It is bad to have league on Friday and Sunday now we have it on Thursdays has well.
    NBN cut there News to halve a hour for the league. Not everyone loves league. It is as bad when the they do not for the other sports.

    Leave our shows alone. If you want to watch sport go the game.

  7. sam
    8 Mar 13
    2:53 pm

  8. Plenty of other channels to watch Pamela

  9. Red Bean
    8 Mar 13
    3:29 pm

  10. NBN regional news has so much to report that they need a whole hour?