State of Origin

    It was a strong start to the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series with Nine's coverage of Game I on Wednesday 31 May 2017 attracting an average national audience of 3.527 million viewers, making it Nine’s No. 1 program of the year. The game was also the No.1 program of the night with all key demos across the 5 City Metro. 

    Game II on Wednesday 21 June, 2017 was a blockbuster reaching an average national audience of 3.483 million viewers. Viewers were up on Game I and Game II was the No.1 program of the night with all demos and Total People across the 5 City Metro.

    Don’t miss the decider - Holden State of Origin Game III, exclusively LIVE and FREE on Nine’s Wide World of Sports - Wednesday 12 July at 7.30pm.


    SIX TACKLES WITH GUS – The hardest opinions and news stories throughout the 2017 Origin series will be covered every week on Six Tackles with Gus. Nine’s James Bracey will discuss the biggest rugby league issues of the week throughout the series with NRL legend and expert commentator Phil Gould.

    WWOS.NINE.COM.AU - Wide World of Sports will have expert analysis before and after each Origin match, with Gus Gould to pen an exclusive column on Wednesday and Thursday on top of his Six Tackles with Gus podcast. David Middleton will run his rule over the key statistics that will determine the Maroons and Blues fate, while the WWOS team will have the latest news about each side in the lead-up to the match. 

    NINE NEWS - Week nights from 6pm - Your favourite nightly news service will deliver the most up to date news leading into Origin III. Led by Cameron Williams and Wally Lewis, Nine’s expert rugby league reporters Danny Weidler, Neil Breen, Julie Snook and Danika Mason will have all the biggest stories from either side of the border.

    Source: Origin Game I based on overnight Metro and Regional 31 May 2017. Highest rating program based on 2017 YTD, Overnight data.  Number one based on 18:00-MN. Origin Game II based on OzTam overnight Metro and Regional, 21 June, 2017. Up Game on Game compared to Game 1, 2017 for 5 City Metro total people. No. 1 Network across based on 18:00-MN across 5 City Metro.