State of Origin suffers its worst TV ratings in 24 years

State of Origin suffers its worst TV ratings in 24 years but NRL boss insists there's no need to 'jump off the grandstand' as coronavirus forced the match into a terrible time slot State of Origin suffered its worst ratings TV in almost 20 years on Wednesday Match averaged 1.6 million viewers across metros - a massive dive since 2019 ARLC chairman Peter V'Landys says there is to 'jump off a grandstand' just yet He blamed tough time slot,  the US election and perceived gap between teams

By Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:48 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 04:13 GMT, 5 November 2020

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State of Origin kicked off to a rough start with the series opener drawing its lowest television ratings in almost 20 years.

Footy fans were a treated to a nail-biter on Wednesday night with NSW failing to hold onto their 10-0 half-time lead as Queensland made them pay for missed opportunities in a 18-14 loss. 

Despite the major upset, the number of viewers who tuned in dropped dramatically compared to previous years. 

But ARLC chairman Peter V'Landys says there is no need to 'jump off a grandstand' just yet.

ARLC chairman Peter V'landys says he is 'concerned' the State of Origin series opener drawing its lowest television ratings in almost 20 years

ARLC chairman Peter V'landys says he is 'concerned' the State of Origin series opener drawing its lowest television ratings in almost 20 years

Footy fans were a treated to a nail-biter on Wednesday night with NSW failing to hold onto their 10-0 half-time lead as Queensland made them pay for missed opportunities in a 18-14 loss

Footy fans were a treated to a nail-biter on Wednesday

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