The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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More than 2.8 million fans across Australia tuned in to see the NSW Aussie Blues win the final match of the 2009 Harvey Norman State of Origin series at Suncorp Stadium.
The Nine Network attracted a five capital City audience of 1.912 million viewers with WIN and NBN Television scoring a further 1.054 million viewers in regional Australia. Figures provided by Free TV Australia confirmed the average combined audience was 2,862,770.
In Sydney, the match dominated viewing with a 64.3% audience share and an average of 837,000 viewers (2008: 912,000).
Game 3 of the Harvey Norman State of Origin scored an even bigger market share in Brisbane with 75.4% of the TV audience and an average of 659,000 viewers (2008: 705,000) in addition to the 52,439 who watched at Suncorp Stadium.
Melbourne continues to deliver strong audiences, with an average of 280,000 fans tuning into the match (2008: 332,000).