Nine’s NRL Grand Final dominated Sunday night viewing pulling a huge 2.42m viewers for the Presentation and 2.4m for the match itself.
Normally the Sunday of a long weekend sees numbers dip but last night there were 957,000 watching the match in Sydney, 751,000 in Melbourne and 564,000 in Brisbane. Numbers rose during the primetime Presentation with Melbourne numbers actually hitting the front.
Nine enjoyed a huge 40.8% share then Seven 25.2%, ABC 17.2%, TEN 12.9% and SBS 3.9%.
Other shows for Nine were 60 Minutes (1.44m), Nine News (1.21m), House Husbands (1.13m) and The Mentalist (665,000).
Seven News (1.15m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (988,000), Border Security (971,000), Air Ways (903,000) and Strike Back (541,000 / 537,000).
Call the Midwife (983,000) was best for ABC1 followed by Great Southern Land (700,000), ABC News (641,000), Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (524,000) and Compass (217,000).
TEN struggled with Modern Family (539,000 / 447,000), NCIS (409,000), TEN News (336,000), The Muppets All Star Gala (292,000) and The Project (269,000). MotoGP Live was 154,000 on TEN and 34,000 on ONE.
On SBS ONE Battle Castle was 269,000, The Gene Code was 192,000 and World News Australia was 115,000.
Big Bang Theory topped multichannels with 229,000 on GO!
Tonight’s viewing is likely to pull huge figures as many people bed in early for the working week in long weekend states.