Last night’s NRL grand final between the Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders had a national average audience of 2.641 million with 1.866 million metro (5-city) viewers and 775,000 regional. That helped deliver Nine a network share of 46.4% and a comprehensive overnight victory.
The audience, was however, down on recent years.
2018 - 2.133 million
2017 - 2.325 million
2016 - 2.647 million
2015 - 2.438 million
2014 - 2.597 million
Nine’s best result were Sydney where 832,000 tuned in for a 65.4% network share and Brisbane with 534,000 watching for a 57.2% share. Nine also won Melbourne with 33.7% and Adelaide with 29.4%. Nine’s 27.2% share in Perth was second to Seven’s 33.5%.
In the key demo groups Nine had a 53% share of 25-54 year old viewers and 62.7% of 16-39 year olds.
Regionally, Nine affiliates secured a 43.8% share.
Last night was Nine’s third best share of the year after The Australian Open final and the first State of Origin.
More results: Sunday 6 October 2019