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NRL State of Origin game 1 dominates Wednesday TV viewing

The first NRL State of Origin rugby league game of the season, played between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons on Nine, topped overall TV viewing and entertainment on Wednesday night, while also winning all three key advertising demos.

The game saw a metro audience of 1.771 million viewers tune in. Nine also had the largest network share and won primary channel share for Wednesday night’s TV viewing.

In the latest Daily Consolidated Total TV Report for 1 June, Seven News topped with 1.618 million total TV viewers, including 40,000 viewers on BVOD with an uplift of 3%. The program with the highest uplift was an episode of Big Brother with an uplift of 51%, and watched by 729,000 total TV viewers and 167,000 on BVOD.

Back to last night, and next in overall TV viewing was Seven News which pulled in a metro audience of 968,000 metro viewers, followed by Seven News at 6:30 which aired to a metro audience of 968,000. Nine News had 864,000, and Nine News at 6:30 brought in 843,000. 

In other news, ABC News saw 599,000 metro viewers, while ABC’s 7:30pm brought in 489,000 metro viewers. 10 News First saw 295,000 metro viewers tune in. 

In entertainment, The Chase Australia had 561,000 metro viewers, followed by ABC’s Gruen which aired to a metro audience of 491,000. Tipping Point on Nine brought it 296,000 metro viewers.

As mentioned, Nine had the largest network share with 47.6%, followed by Seven with 18.8%. ABC and Ten both on a share of 13.9%.

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