Sunday Night hits 1.66m
Ratings: Viewers gravitate to more serious topics at 6:30pm on Seven, but Nine's House Husbands passes an all-important second test.
Sunday Night powered to an impressive 1.66m viewers as the #1 show last night, again benefiting from being an alternative to lighter content.
Encouragingly for Nine, House Husbands won its timeslot (1.2m) and also performed strongly in the demos, an important test for its second outing.
Seven Network won the night with a 32.1% share then Nine 28.4%, ABC 19.4%, TEN 15.8% and SBS 4.3%.
Sunday Night‘s 1.66m for Seven was followed by Seven News (1.48m), Border Security (1.32m), Airways (1.26m), Mrs. Brown’s Boys (1.04m), Kath & Kim (573,000), and Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Australia (215,000).
Nine News won its slot on 1.49m for Nine but dropped to 1.05m for Big Brother before rebuilding with 60 Minutes (1.4m). House Husbands followed with 1.2m. The Mentalist was 650,000 and an Underbelly replay was 288,000.
Kevin’s Grand Design topped ABC1 with 974,000 then Dream Build (952,000), Call the Midwife (905,000), ABC News (878,000), Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (454,000) and Paralympics (224,000).
Another tough night for TEN but NCIS lifted on last week to reach 632,000. From there it was all downhill with Modern Family (547,000 / 405,000), TEN News (401,000), Graham Norton (364,000), The Simpsons (317,000), The Project (302,000) and FIA Formula One (259,000 in 3 cities).
Meet the Romans was 269,000 on SBS ONE then Inside Nature’s Giants (236,000), World News Australia (193,000) and Tabloid (88,000).
Sesame Street on ABc2 (267,000) was the highest rated multichannel show.