Nine packs NRL / News punch in Sydney
Ratings: Nine's strategy to dovetail the NRL into its Sunday night news works a treat, but Seven still wins the night nationally.
They say that nobody is watching over Easter non-ratings, but last night Nine pulled 1.53m viewers for Nine News.
Nine’s strategy to dovetail NRL into the evening news worked a treat in Sydney, where a huge 629,000 viewers watched over 360,000 on Seven. It also won in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Despite much closer results between Seven, Nine and TEN, Seven still won the night. It managed 1.38m for Seven News, 1.18m for Sunday Night, then Border Security (933,000), The Force (932,000), Bones (749,000) and Castle (589,000).
Nine’s other results were 60 Minutes (1.07m), Easter with the Australian Women’s Weekly (784,000), The Mentalist (677,000) and Nine’s Sunday Football (581,000). A Person of Interest replay was 313,000.
Modern Family topped TEN’s night on 1.05m followed by a strong result for The Biggest Loser (1.00m), then New Girl (907,000), TEN News (504,000), NCIS (405,000) and The Project was just 378.000.
For ABC1 it was Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide (861,000), ABC News (831,000), Waking the Dead (700,000), Fry’s Planet Word (420,000) and Compass (307,000).
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking (294,000) led SBS ONE with World News Australia on 219,000 and America Before Columbus on 209,000.
ABC2’s Timmy Time was first on multichannels with 258,000.