While Origin game two might have been up slightly on last week (1.654m metro viewers compared to 1.598), the real test will be next week’s decider match.
This is down on 2019’s game two, which saw 1,96m metro viewers tuning in.
Blues smashed the Maroons 34-10 on Wednesday night, which means game three next week will be the nail-biting decider – all good news for Nine.
The pre-match coverage did a decent 771,000, and a smaller 428,000 tuned in for a post-match rundown.
In terms of primary channel share, Nine dominated the night with 33.6 per cent, ABC did 14.0 per cent, Seven did 12.9 per cent, 7.1 per cent and SBS finished on 4.2 per cent.
Here’s how the rest of the night ran:
News did 771,000, and Hot Seat did 396,000.
News did 1.02m, The Chase did 500,000, Home and Away did 505,000 and Sunrise did 270,000.
Hard Quiz did 610,000, news did 771,000, 7.30 did 643,000, Gruen did 627,000, Reputation Rehab did 397,000 and Planet America did 370,000. On ABC Kids, Bluey did 416,000.
The Project did 403,000.