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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.
 

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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.
Plus Origin opener shatters all-time viewer streaming records
 

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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.
It was down 50,000 on previous years on FTA and they are the ones that still pay big bucks to broadcast the matches and if they keep bleeding hundreds of thousands of viewers to steaming services like Kayo those big bucks will come down!
 

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wonder what the ratings were when the pens were taking place.

The draw has already been done.

23rd November at 6am v France
26th November at 9pm v Tunisia
1st December at 2am v Denmark.

I dont think anything major is clashing with those dates.

Good bit of revenue for the sport on top of the good PR.
 

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Just stumbled upon the NRL subreddit and it is the most insecure thing ever. Constant complaining about the AFL and how Melbournians don't like sport because they don't follow rugby - without consideration that none of Tasmania, WA, SA give a * about rugby either lol
 

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wonder what the ratings were when the pens were taking place.

The draw has already been done.

23rd November at 6am v France
26th November at 9pm v Tunisia
1st December at 2am v Denmark.

I dont think anything major is clashing with those dates.

Good bit of revenue for the sport on top of the good PR.

The Socceroos will be lucky to win one match in that group and even Tunisia won't be easy beats.
 

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Would struggle to win a game in any one of the other 7 groups. Thats the WC for most teams.

Certainly true for those ranked in the 4th quartile, such as Australia, Qatar and the Saudis, etc.
Interestingly, of the three, only Australia has two European nations in their group.
The Saudis have Argentina, Mexico and Poland, and I reckon they are a chance of taking a point somewhere along the line, as Australia will.
Qatar was seeded in the top quartile as host nation, and they have Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands, all of whom will be rubbing their hands at an easy 3 points.
 

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Certainly true for those ranked in the 4th quartile, such as Australia, Qatar and the Saudis, etc.
Interestingly, of the three, only Australia has two European nations in their group.
The Saudis have Argentina, Mexico and Poland, and I reckon they are a chance of taking a point somewhere along the line, as Australia will.
Qatar was seeded in the top quartile as host nation, and they have Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands, all of whom will be rubbing their hands at an easy 3 points.
If you look at the last few WC's, sides have advanced out of the group stage with only 1 win from 3 games and with 1 or 2 draws. So the majority of sides only win 1 game or 0. Nothing really new in this. Upsets happen at the WC and its a struggle early on for basically everyone outside the top half a dozen sides.
 

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Todays Heraldsun, print edition
 

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The NRL appears to be on track to have its best average attendances in 10 years. It's still small beer, but in the context of their game, it's pretty good, and the Storm are doing quite well, as they have done for 25 years now.
 

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The NRL appears to be on track to have its best average attendances in 10 years. It's still small beer, but in the context of their game, it's pretty good, and the Storm are doing quite well, as they have done for 25 years now.

Isn't that the case every year at this time? Then winter hits, Origin decimates some teams and crowds turn to s**t.
 

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Interesting take on the Pacific nations:

Can see the Feds supporting NRL coverage into the Pacific.

'That's not to say Test football is perfect, because that community sport feeling runs both ways — the smaller nations are constantly searching for funds and in-fighting and petty politics behind the scenes can test the patience of even the truest believer.
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/abc-sport-daily
Rugby league often has a terrible habit of rarely missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity. It can be its own worst enemy with its unwillingness to invest in itself and self-interest has cut it off at the knees more than once.

But in the revitalisation of international rugby league over the past decade, the game has been handed lightning in a bottle. It's landed on something special, almost totally by chance.

With the World Cup at season's end sure to generate more momentum and the representative weekend disappearing from the calendar next year, the powers that be must make finding room for Test matches a mandatory part of planning the schedule.

They have a mix of skill and spectacle that can be impossible to ignore, if only people are given the chance to see it.'
 

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59,358 at State of Origin, being the 6th biggest Perth Stadium sporting attendance.

It’s a shame they don’t use the bump in rectangular seating. Especially since the Wallabies are playing next Saturday before the next AFL game is played on Sunday.
 

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Kidding, right?
Just stumbled upon the NRL subreddit and it is the most insecure thing ever. Constant complaining about the AFL and how Melbournians don't like sport because they don't follow rugby - without consideration that none of Tasmania, WA, SA give a * about rugby either lol
If you waded into an NRL forum calling their code “rugby” they may have some justification 😆.
 

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Oh well, Southerners are entitled to wonder whether the world truly needs two forms of rugby.
 

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59,358 at State of Origin, being the 6th biggest Perth Stadium sporting attendance.

It’s a shame they don’t use the bump in rectangular seating. Especially since the Wallabies are playing next Saturday before the next AFL game is played on Sunday.

Pretty sure they don't use them because it screws up the surface - this would especially be the case in winter. Funnily enough if you have a look at ticketmaster for the Wallabies game tonight they're in place in the stadium map, but no seats are available despite being plenty of seats available in the rest of the ground. So I doubt they'll be there for the rugby either.
 

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