State of Origin Game 1 gives Nine midweek win

Origin pre-game, ACA and News give Nine top five and east coast wins

• Coverage peaks with 4,209,000 metro and regional
• Origin Game 1 highest rating show on television in 2015

A combined metro and regional average audience of 3.644 million viewers (peak of 4.209 million) watched on the edge of their seats as the XXXX Queensland Maroons narrowly beat the NSW VB Blues in a heart-stopping Game One State of Origin victory. The 2015 State of Origin Game 1 is now the highest rating show on Australian television for 2015, followed by the ICC Cricket World Cup final also broadcast on Nine.

An average audience of 2.432 million viewers across the five city metro market (including 114,000 viewers watching on GEM in Perth) watched Queensland take the game 11-10 with a last minute field goal.

Across the five city, the match was up in audience by 296,000 viewers from the last State of Origin match (Game3 on July 9, 2014 averaged 2.137 million).

The tense game peaked at 2.754 million viewers (including a peak of 151,000 on GEM in Perth) and was the number one program across the five city metro, along the east coast, in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

In the Regional markets, Game One averaged 1.211 million viewers, peaking at over 1.455 million.

Nine’s State of Origin pre-match show averaged 1.549 million viewers and peaked at 2.061 million across the 5 City Metro. In Regional areas the pre-match show averaged 833,000 viewers.

The post-match wrap-up averaged 1.019 million viewers and peaked at 1.583 million in the five city metro areas. In the regional market the post-game analysis averaged 697,000 viewers.

In Sydney, an average of 1.092 million viewers watched the game on Nine, with a peak of 1.188 million. It was the number one program for total people and all key demographics: 25-54, 18-49 and 16-39. Game one gave the network a massive free-to-air audience share in Sydney with the total people (51.8%), 25-54 (53.9%), 18-49 (56.4%) and 16-39 (60.3%) demographics all switching on to the coverage.

In Brisbane, an average audience of 769,000 watched the game, with a peak of 858,000. The broadcaster had an impressive free-to-air share in Brisbane last night with the total people (54.0%), 25-54 (57.5%), 18-49 (59.8%) and 16-39 (56.8%) demographics.

In Melbourne, an average audience of 380,000 for total people, with a peak of 456,000. Nine achieved impressive free-to-air share last night in the Victorian capital with the total people (26.4%), 25-54 (29.1%), 18-49 (29.6%) and 16-39 (30.0%) demographics.

Origin online on 9jumpin had over a quarter of a million visits and over half a million page views, in 24 hours making it the most viewed site on the platform. Over 49,064 #Origin Tweets were logged last night with a match high TPM of 857 recorded at 10:13pm when the final whistle blew.

The ultimate Origin online experience (http://www.9jumpin.com.au/stateoforigin/) had over a quarter of a million visits and over half a million page views, in 24 hours making it the most viewed site on 9Jumpin.

Over 49,064 #Origin Tweets were logged last night with a match high TPM of 857 recorded at 10:13pm when the final whistle blew.

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