Seven’s coverage of V8 Supercars at Bathurst drove the network’s ratings to a thumping win by its primetime shows.
The X Factor pulled out its biggest audience all season with 1.81m viewers, more than double its competitors, followed by Sunday Night on 1.56m and Seven News on 1.47m. The V8s Race itself averaged an excellent 1.26m viewers.
Seven’s network share was a powerful 39.5%, with Nine trailing on 25.8%, TEN 15.8%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 3.7%.
Elsewhere on Seven Bones was 871,000 and Castle was 669,000 / 365,000.
Against that kind of competition, Nine News was 1.14m for Nine then 60 Minutes 1.00m. Australia’s Got Talent dropped to 801,000 and Movie: The Next Three Days was just 390,000.
By TEN’s standards Modern Family did good business at 743,000 / 724,000 then Elementary at 667,000. Elsewhere it was less positive with TEN Eyewitness News at 455,000, Polar Bear Family & Me (351,000), The Graham Norton Show (317,000) and The Simpsons (306,000).
ABC News topped ABC1 at 870,000 then Kakadu (787,000). But Serangoon Road lost a pile of its lead-in and is struggling at 433,000. Compass was 406,000 and Midsomer Murders was 305,000.
On SBS ONE it was Lost Kingdoms of South America (247,000), World News Australia (198,000), The Observer Effect (131,000) and Netball: Aus v NZ (51,000).
7TWO’s Escape to the Country topped multichannels at 261,000.
Insiders: 147,000 / 96,000 / 42,000
The Bolt Report: 137,000 / 76,000
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 13 October 2013