There were 581,000 watching in Brisbane and 411,000 in Melbourne.
Despite the first primetime Grand Final, the numbers were down on 2012 (2.42m). But Total People numbers will go higher once regional viewers are added.
Nine easily won the night with a huge 41.3% network share, then Seven 27.3%, TEN 14.6%, ABC 13.0% and SBS 3.9%.
In addition to the NRL, Nine News won its slot with 1.15m and Movie: The Hangover 2 was 597,000 in 4 cities.
In the face of competition Seven still put in a good performance, no doubt leaning on viewers in Melbourne and other cities. The X Factor was 1.25m then Seven News (1.00m), Sunday Night (936,000), Bones (621,000) and Castle (604,000).
Modern Family (562,000 / 554,000) was best for TEN then Elementary (539,000), Polar Bear and Me (342,000), TEN Eyewitness News (321,000), The Graham Norton Show (299,000) and The Simpsons (258,000).
ABC News (717,000) led ABC1 followed by Kakadu (699,000), Serangoon Road dropped to 420,000, Compass (357,000). Yagan was 162,000.
On SBS ONE it was Lost Kingdoms of South America (211,000), World News Australia (175,000), The Observer Effect (118,000) and Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta (104,000).
7TWO’s Escape to the Country led multichannels with 240,000.
Insiders: 152,000 / 77,000 / 40,000
OzTAM: Overnights: Sunday 6 October 2013