All Blacks, Underbelly deliver Sunday victory to Nine

The All Blacks win at the Rugby World Cup and Underbelly: Razor helped Nine win Sunday night.

Without Australia playing in the Rugby World Cup, the event took an unsurprising drop from the previous week, but together with Underbelly: Razor it was still enough to help Nine win Sunday night.

Underbelly: Razor won its slot with 1.23m viewers, followed by the NZ victory in the Rugby World Cup on 1.22m. Nine News (Sunday) was 957,000 and Person of Interest was 508,000. 60 Minutes played in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to 478,000.

Seven News was the top show of the night on 1.4m viewers, followed by Sunday Night which also won its slot on 1.24m viewers. Wild Boys followed on 922,000, then Bones (710,000) and Castle (603,000). V8 Supercars was 517,000.

Junior MasterChef was TEN’s best on 855,000. But Terra Nova has now slipped to 779,000 with Merlin on 665,000 and Ringer struggling already on 386,000. TEN News at Five was 355,000.

ABC1’s strongest performer was The #1 Ladies Detective Agency on 758,000 followed by Wide Open Road (684,000), ABC News (619,000), Grumpy Guide to (398,000), and Compass (233,000).

The Destiny of Rome (197,000) was best for SBS ONE followed by World News Australia (183,000), and Dateline (139,000).

The Big Bang Theory on GO! was the top multichannel performer on 239,000. ONE’s MotoGP was 208,000. Another 200,000 watched the Rugby World Cup post game coverage on GEM.

Nine won the night with 31.2% share over Seven’s 29.0%, TEN’s 21.2%, ABC’s 14.3% and SBS 4.3%.

17 Responses

  1. I don’t know why ten had to premiere Terra Nova on Sunday, the most competitive night of the week. I reckon it will sink just like Hawaii Five O and The Good Wife have gone before it.

  2. Well, at least Ringer was up vs. last week- and is still on the schedule. Next week ratings will probably fall since Ten doesn’t promote the show at all before Sunday at 8:30- and I can’t see that Mobbed show doing decent numbers.

  3. Actually, considering the discussions we’ve had on.ratings and the countries involved, I dont think the RWC should be counted at all since Australia wasn’t playing. Only fair, right? (Sarcasm for the idiots too thick to recognise)

  4. I’d also be interested in the Nine vs GEM split of the Rugby. I think it will prove once and for all that not many care for HD coverage of sport (FWIW, I watched the game on GEM, but would have happily watched it on Nine if it wasn’t on GEM).

    If you add the 648k that watched the RWC final on Foxtel, it might add up to one of the top 10 events of the year.

  5. Was furious that Nine decided to cut straight to Underbelly and not show the presentation. If it was Australia it would be different.

    TEN’s numbers are terrible. They are not going to beat Nine next year that is for sure.

  6. Rugby World Cup final posted massive ratings in NZ (of course) last night. 1.98 million people watched the match across 4 channels (TV ONE, TV3, Maori TV and Sky Sport 1). A huge result considering the country’s population is only 4.4 million! TV ONE and Sky Sport 1 had the largest share of audience.

  7. Those numbers are terrible for Terra Nova & Ringer… I’ve only seen ep1-3 of Terra Nova, its okay but not fantastic. I’ve watched the Ringer Pilot, and I’m interested enough to watch more… when I have time.

  8. I think timeshift will help Underbelly’s figures to lift a little as those numbers are a little low. The show itself is becoming frustrating, there’s plenty of sex but half the people are fully clothed whilst having it!

    Interesting about Terra Nova as it’s ratings in the US are holding steady and making slight gains in the target demo from previous weeks.

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