770,000 metro viewers watch the Raiders beat the Rabbitohs in the NRL prelim finals on Friday night

Nine has taken a comfortable win on Friday night thanks to a big night of sport. 770,000 metro viewers tuned in to watch the Canberra Raiders top the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-10 for a spot in next weekend’s NRL grand final.

The match aired on Nine in Sydney and Brisbane, and Nine’s multi-channel Gem in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

The Raiders will play in the NRL finals after beating the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-10

The Footy Show: Grand Final Eve special which was watched by 254,000 metro viewers on Nine. The show, hosted by Tony Jones, Billy Brownless, Matthew Lloyd, Nathan Brown, Kane Cornes and Damian Barrett, recapped the AFL season ahead of Saturday’s final between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Together with Nine News, which brought in 775,000 metro viewers, Nine took a primary channel audience share win of 25.80% and a network win of 35.10%. The NRL game also gave Nine the top program with the key advertising demographics of 18-49 and 25-54, followed by Seven News.

878,000 metro viewers watched the first half of Seven News while 832,000 watched the second half which airs as Today Tonight in some cities, giving Seven the top two shows of the evening. Overall, Seven held a 19.20% audience share as a channel and 27.50% as a network. The Chase Australia was the most-watched entertainment program for the network (548,000).

The Project’s second half hour at 7pm was the most-watched for Ten with 362,000 metro viewers, followed by The Living Room on 358,000. The channel held a 10.30% audience share and Network Ten held 15.00%. Ten sat just above ABC which held 10.10% and 14.60% as a network.


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