Downton Abbey took back its mantle as the #1 show of Sunday night last night with an impressive 1.71m viewers, rising from last weekend’s 1.52m (thankyou public holiday).
The Mentalist (821,000), Hawaii Five-0 (717,000), Inspector George Gently (677,000) and Dateline (125,000) all trailed. Given the figures Midsomer Murders once did on a Sunday night ABC’s George Gently might have expected better figures, but Downton has hijacked that audience.
Masterchef Australia (1,61m) pipped Dancing with the Stars (1.55m across its 2 hours), 60 Minutes (1.05m), Mountain Gorilla (543,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (297,000). Merlin (978,000) also bettered In Their Footsteps (892,000).
Castle (613,000) was way ahead of soft figures for NCIS (368,000) and CSI: Miami (354,000).
Seven won Sunday night.