State Of Origin: Nine’s history of big rugby league audiences

The biggest metro State Of Origin audience was 2,708,000 for game 1 in 2016.

Here is a list of the big audiences Nine and its regional broadcast partners have been attracting for the three State Of Origin matches every year since OzTAM took over management of TV ratings in 2001.

The metro audience didn’t hit 2m until game 3 in 2006.

The biggest metro State Of Origin audience was 2,708,000 for game 1 in 2016.

DATE MATCH METRO REGIONAL COMBINED
6/5/01 State Of Origin 1st 1,571,376 1,571,376
10/6/01 State Of Origin 2nd 1,430,205 1,430,205
1/7/01 State Of Origin 3rd 1,460,808 1,460,808
22/5/02 State Of Origin 1st 1,679,598 1,679,598
5/6/02 State Of Origin 2nd 1,686,521 1,686,521
26/6/02 State Of Origin 3rd 1,995,605 1,995,605
11/6/03 State Of Origin 1st 1,929,720 1,363,143 3,292,863
25/6/03 State Of Origin 2nd 1,741,266 1,292,219 3,033,485
16/7/03 State Of Origin 3rd 1,570,976 1,152,805 2,723,781
26/5/04 State Of Origin 1st 1,670,345 1,160,129 2,830,474
16/6/04 State Of Origin 2nd 1,833,634 1,255,170 3,088,804
7/7/04 State Of Origin 3rd 1,781,218 1,284,179 3,065,397
25/5/05 State Of Origin 1st 1,733,363 1,230,280 2,963,643
15/6/05 State Of Origin 2nd 1,757,542 1,245,004 3,002,546
6/7/05 State Of Origin 3rd 1,861,270 1,236,553 3,097,823
24/5/06 State Of Origin 1st 1,876,172 1,242,574 3,118,746
14/6/06 State Of Origin 2nd 1,644,173 1,255,337 2,899,510
5/7/06 State Of Origin 3rd 2,019,141 1,300,606 3,319,747
23/5/07 State Of Origin 1st 2,020,403 1,266,614 3,287,017
13/6/07 State Of Origin 2nd 1,961,033 1,312,100 3,273,133
4/7/07 State Of Origin 3rd 1,889,862 1,107,427 2,997,289
21/5/08 State Of Origin 1st 2,091,768 1,270,284 3,362,052
11/6/08 State Of Origin 2nd 2,083,724 1,233,569 3,317,293
2/7/08 State Of Origin 3rd 2,145,058 1,260,289 3,405,347
3/6/09 State Of Origin 1st 2,322,075 1,156,319 3,478,394
24/6/09 State Of Origin 2nd 2,134,173 1,113,120 3,247,293
15/7/09 State Of Origin 3rd 1,907,129 1,049,735 2,956,864
26/5/10 State Of Origin 1st 2,454,880 1,168,538 3,623,418
16/6/10 State Of Origin 2nd 2,160,088 1,066,840 3,226,928
7/7/10 State Of Origin 3rd 1,782,106 1,063,407 2,845,513
25/5/11 State Of Origin 1st 2,235,234 1,282,824 3,518,058
15/6/11 State Of Origin 2nd 2,158,876 1,262,073 3,420,949
6/7/11 State Of Origin 3rd 2,475,263 1,311,535 3,786,798
23/5/12 State Of Origin 1st 2,515,321 1,444,847 3,960,168
13/6/12 State Of Origin 2nd 2,498,094 1,375,573 3,873,667
4/7/12 State Of Origin 3rd 2,679,313 1,360,610 4,039,923
5/6/13 State Of Origin 1st * 2,506,643 1,442,731 3,949,374
26/6/13 State Of Origin 2nd * 2,346,396 1,389,310 3,735,706
17/7/13 State Of Origin 3rd * 2,698,574 1,496,162 4,194,736
28/5/14 State Of Origin 1st 2,616,166 1,439,767 4,055,933
18/6/14 State Of Origin 2nd 2,698,808 1,460,371 4,159,179
9/7/14 State Of Origin 3rd 2,136,889 1,211,255 3,348,144
27/5/15 State Of Origin 1st 2,459,948 1,228,445 3,688,393
17/6/15 State Of Origin 2nd 2,638,898 1,296,052 3,934,950
8/7/15 State Of Origin 3rd 2,213,816 1,101,317 3,315,133
1/6/16 State Of Origin 1st 2,708,000 1,243,000 3,951,000
22/6/16 State Of Origin 2nd 2,404,000 1,143,000 3,547,000
13/7/16 State Of Origin 3rd 2,070,000 953,000 3,023,000
31/5/17 State Of Origin 1st 2,348,000 1,179,000 3,527,000
21/6/17 State Of Origin 2nd 2,380,000 1,103,000 3,483,000
12/7/17 State Of Origin 3rd 2,488,000 1,165,000 3,653,000
6/6/18 State Of Origin 1st 2,353,000 1,103,000 3,456,000
24/6/18 State Of Origin 2nd (Sunday) 2,122,000 1,057,000 3,179,000
11/7/18 State Of Origin 3rd 1,774,000 909,000 2,683,000

Source: Nine Network/OzTAM

*On GEM in Perth in 2013

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