The show pulled 2.02m viewers in preliminary numbers (it ran overtime by about 15 minutes) with 565,000 watching in Sydney and 533,000 in Melbourne.
It thrashed everything in its path with Australia’s Got Talent pushed down to 712,000 -its lowest audience so far. That was even lower than Kakadu on the ABC at 771,000.
Seven scored a whopping 42.9% share for the evening -double Nine’s share of 21.5%. TEN at 15.6% and ABC at 15.1% weren’t in contention. SBS was 4.8%.
Everything went Seven’s way on Sunday with Seven News winning at 1.46m and The Blacklist scoring 1.39m (a number that is yet to be adjusted). Castle was 765,000.
Tonight Seven will get to do it all again when a winner is announced -almost certain to be Dami Im. NB: TV Tonight will be publishing Live results AEDT.
No other network was able to crack the magic million, which is a rarity for a Sunday.
Nine News was 997,000 for Nine then 60 Minutes (830,000), Australia’s Got Talent (712,000) and the Movie: Salt (472,000).
Modern Family (710,000 / 594,000) was best for TEN followed by Elementary (545,000), TEN Eyewitness News (443,000), Attenborough’s Ark (439,000), The Graham Norton Show (346,000) and The Simpsons (266,000).
ABC News (791,000) led ABC1 then Kakadu (771,000). Luther (501,000 rated better than Serangoon Road last week against tougher competition. Compass was 403,000 and Paul Kelly: Stories of Me was 338,000.
On SBS ONE it was Richard III The Unseen Story (276,000), Wonders of the Clockwork World (233,000), World News Australia (179,000) and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (70,000).
ONE’s coverage of FIA Formula One did well topping multichannels with 283,000.
Insiders: 163,000 / 96,000 / 50,000
The Bolt Report: 115,000 / 68,000
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 27 October 2013