Seven dances to a Sunday win
Seven takes the lead on Sunday night with a big lead, in a week in which it is staring down the barrel of State of Origin.
Sunday night proved to be another unbeatable night for Seven as it finished nearly 10% ahead of its nearest rival.
Downton Abbey was the night’s top show, pulling 1.62m over The Mentalist (835,000), Hawaii Five-O (728,000), a repeat of Midsomer Murders (540,000) and Dateline (113,000).
Dancing With The Stars (1.47m) won at 6:340pm with Weekend Sunrise presenter Samantha Armytage eliminated from the show. That leaves Damien Leith, Manu Feildel and Haley Bracken to battle it out in Sunday’s Grand Final. The show bettered In Their Footsteps (1.024m), Merlin (855,000), Dance Academy / ABC News (112,000 / 664,000) and World News Australia (233,000).
But Seven’s dance card was left to trail MasterChef Australia which won at 7:30pm with 1.56m over 60 Minutes 1.02m, Grand Designs (789,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (285,000).
Nine News (1.56m) had a win over Seven News (1.55m).
A repeat of The Mentalist won at 9:30pm with 599,000.
The Wimbledon men’s final pulled 435,000 viewers.
The Bolt Report slips outside the Top 100 with 123,000 for its first airing and 115,000 for a repeat.
The Big Bang Theory was the top show on digital channels with 366,000 on GO!
Seven starts the week with a big lead, which it will need in a week with a State of Origin decider.