Seven has hit a bull’s eye with Little Big Shots, pulling a whopping 1.67m viewers in its debut outing.
The show was highest in Melbourne at 466,000 viewers, just ahead of Sydney on 458,000. Nine’s Block was no competition at 1.18m viewers with TEN’s Australian Survivor left in their wake on 607,000 (from 7:30pm).
Seven’s win is sweeter given it has had a string of disappointments recently with nothing that could topple Nine’s renovation show. It is another win for family entertainment shows, reiterated by the roaring success of Ninja Warrior -but The Block still led in demos, meaning LBS has skewed best with older viewers.
Seven also succeeded with Sunday Night ahead of 60 Minutes, although they were only head to head for 30 minutes.
TEN’s Project outing was modest at 327,000 / 285,000 in what amounted to another disappointing Sunday.
Seven network stormed the night with a 35% share ahead of Nine’s 29.4%, ABC’s 15.9%, TEN’s 13.2% and SBS 6.6%.
Little Big Shots was #1 with 1.67m for Seven followed by Seven News (1.41m), Sunday Night (966,000) and Diana: A Love Affair (620,000). Robbie Coltrane’s Critical Evidence drew 228,000.
The Block (1.18m) led for Nine followed by Nine News (1.16m), 60 Minutes (755,000) and Murder Calls (355,000).
ABC News (715,000), Midsomer Murders (634,000) and Grand Designs NZ (516,000) comprised ABC’s night. Force of Nature with Brian Cox drew 212,000.
Australian Survivor (607,000) was best for TEN then The Sunday Project (327,000 / 285,000), TEN Eyewitness News (252,000), Family Feud (229,000) and NCIS: New Orleans (209,000).
On SBS it was Diana and the Paparazzi (207,000), Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (174,000) and SBS World News (144,000).
7TWO’s Border Security topped multichannels with 198,000 viewers.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 27 August 2017