The finale of Underbelly: Razor capped off a good run with a strong 1.45m viewers as the #1 show of Sunday night.
In terms of audience response, this season has probably been the most successful since the debut series, with less of the controversies and negative press that seemed to accompany the previous two instalments. The Sydney audience (490,000) was just ahead of Melbourne (430,000) but it’s a good result for Nine.
Nine managed the top 3 shows for the night with Frozen Planet (1.28m) and 60 Minutes (1.41m) both winning their timeslots. Nine News (1.13m) was pipped at the post by Seven News (1.2m). But the bad news came at 9:30pm when the Body of Lies movie plummeted to just 396,000.
Sunday Night was best for Seven (1.2m). Wild Boys was 907,000 with Bones on 746,000 and Castle winning with 695,000.
Junior MasterChef was third in its slot on 820,000 but Terra Nova (699,000) moved to fourth, beaten by #1 Ladies Detective Agency (735,000). Ringer rang out to 310,000.
ABC News was best for the public broadcaster on 763,000 followed by Restoration Home (740,000). Grumpy Guide To was 380,000.
The Bible: A History on SBS ONE was 314,000 with the finale of Dateline on 177,000.
The Big Bang Theory on GO! topped multichannels with 312,000.
Nine won the night with 33.9% share over Seven 28.1%, TEN 19.0%, ABC 14.0%, SBS 5.0%.