Looking at the latest Sunday night figures you would think we were in summer scheduling already. There was once a time when big shows would run all the way to the last weekend in November, but those have all but dried up.
The biggest audience was just 1.17m for 60 Minutes as networks offer little in the way of flagship entertainment and viewers respond accordingly. But lack of compelling choice meant SBS saw a lift in its shares.
Seven network shares was 30.2% then Nine 29.5%, TEN 18.2%, ABC 14.6% and SBS 7.5%.
Sunday Night (1.12m) topped Seven’s evening then Seven News (1.09m), Wild Planet: North America (881,000), Bones (682,000), Castle (541,000 / 343,000).
60 Minutes was #1 for the night at 1.17m then Nine News (1.09m), David Attenborough’s Secrets of Wild India (1.07m), and Movie: Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows (520,000). RBT was 387,000 in 4 cities.
Modern Family (756,000 / 754,000) led TEN followed by Elementary (663,000), TEN Eyewitness News (470,000), David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities (363,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (352,000), but the Movie: The A Team was just 192,000.
ABC News (814,000) was best on ABC1 but numbers dropped for Bodyline (497,000), Luther (463,000), Midsomer Murders (309,000), Compass (280,000) and Chateau Chunder: A Wine Revolution (278,000).
Pompeii: Cellar of Skeletons was best on SBS ONE at 391,000 then Love, Marilyn (263,000), World News Australia (161,000) and a repeat of JFK: The Smoking Gun (129,000).
7TWO’s Escape to the Country topped multichannels at 275,000.
Insiders: 167,000 / 110,000 / 47,000
The Bolt Report: 104,000 / 79,000
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 17 November 2013