The 2017 Holden State of Origin series reached a record 10.2 million viewers exclusively, Live and Free on Nine’s Wide World of Sports.
State of Origin – The Decider delivered the biggest television audience of 2017 with a national average of 3.652 million viewers.
Starting at the special time of 7.00pm, the Wide World of Sports special event saw the epic conclusion to the 2017 series with the XXXX Queensland Maroons defeating the VB New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
It follows national average audiences of 3.53 million viewers for Origin I and 3.48 million viewers for Origin II to deliver a record 10.2 million viewers across the series.
Speaking following the record result, Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone, said: “Yet again State of Origin has proved to be the greatest aggregator of eyeballs in Australia. Every year it gets bigger and bigger. It’s a stunning success for rugby league and the players deserve so much praise and admiration for the amazing contest they provide for viewers.”
Nine’s Director of Sports Sales, Sam Brennan, said: “We are immensely pleased with the tremendous support from our commercial partners who have once again strongly backed what is Australia’s biggest and best sporting event.”
Nine’s Wide World of Sports will continue to provide viewers with unprecedented access for the rest of the NRL season with four nights of Live and Free NRL fixtures every week from Round 21, with the welcome addition of Saturday Night Football for the rest of the regular season
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Friday, July 14, 2017