ABC facing local drama ratings battle
Ratings: Sunday's three way local drama battle showed the kind of challenges that lay ahead for The Time of Our Lives.
The show was fourth in its timeslot at 747,000 viewers, won by Seven’s A Place to Call Home (1.28m). The contemporary drama has attracted promising reviews and plenty of positive tweets -but Twitter does not equate to OzTAM people meters. Given the competition the numbers were not alarming, but are down on Paper Giants and Cliffy.
The Block (1.63m) topped the night’s viewing but Seven took the night.
Seven network share was 32.0% then Nine 30.5%, TEN 19.3%, ABC 14.3% and SBS 3.8%.
Seven News (1.48m) was strongest for Seven then Sunday Night (1.33m), A Place to Call Home and The Force (both (1.28m), Border Security (1.12m), and Endeavour (397,000), which dropped nearly 900,000 of its lead-in.
Following The Block, Nine’s other showings were Nine News (1.46m), 60 Minutes (1.38m), House Husbands (1.01m) and CSI (627,000).
MasterChef held at 890,000 for TEN then Elementary (851,000). Returning Modern Family repeats lifted for TEN to 635,000 / 566,000. TEN News was 568,000, Graham Norton was 495,000 and The Simpsons was 461,000.
Grand Designs (943,000) led ABC1 follows by Dream Build (795,000), The Time of Our Lives (747,000), ABC News (680,000), Compass (318,000), Australia’s Remote Islands (280,000) and On Borrowed Time (250,000).
On SBS it was A History of Ancient Britain (296,000), World News Australia (176,000), The Observer Effect (92,000) and The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (76,000).
Bananas in Pyjamas topped multichannels with 243,000.
Insiders: 176,000 / 87,000, 25,000
The Bolt Report: 150,000
Meet the Press: 97,000 / 146,000
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 16 June 2013