Anh Does Vietnam broke every rule in the book by topping the ratings week.
The travel special was boldly programmed into a prime Sunday slot and romped home with 1.67m viewers. The success sends a clear message to network executives that multicultural television can be a broad commercial success.
Seven won the week while ABC and TEN locked in a dead heat.
SBS ONE: 4.5
ABC News 24: 0.9
SBS TWO: 0.7
Nine won 16-39, Seven won 18-49 and both tied for 25-54.
Seven won Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Nine won Thursday. Both tied for Saturday. ABC defeated TEN on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Seven won all five metro cities.
Anh Does Vietnam was 1.67m for Seven then The X Factor (1.51m / 1.46m), Sunday Night (1.5m), V8 Supercars: Bathurst (1.49m), Seven News (Sun: 1.42m, weeknights: 1.08m), Winners and Losers (1.07m), Surveillance Oz (1.05m) and Better Homes and Gardens (1.02m).
60 Minutes (1.22m) was best for Nine then The Big Bang Theory (1.07m), Nine News (weeknights: 1.05m, Sat: 1.00m), Big Brother (Live evictions: 994,000), House Husbands (967,000) and ACA (936,000).
New Tricks (1.08m) led ABC1 followed by Call the Midwife (1.05m), Gruen Planet (995,000), ABC News (weeknights: 979,000), Australian Story (878,000), The Hamster Wheel (827,000) and Rake (801,000).
Underground: The Julian Assange Story scored 1.33m for TEN, well ahead of NCIS (825,000), then Julian Assange: The Real Story (707,000), TEN News (655,000), a Modern Family episode (636,000) and NCIS: LA (625,000).
For SBS ONE the top shows were Coast (348,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (318,000), Survivors: Indestructible Creatures (282,000), Prohibition (262,000) and Insight (258,000).