Nine’s reality showed scored 1.57m viewers, benefitting from its “room reveal” episode at a time when Seven’s, on 1.55m, is without its competitive instant restaurants.
Seven still won the night with a share of 36.5% followed by Nine on 32.6%, ABC 13.6%, TEN 11.0% and SBS 6.2%.
MKR and Seven News (1.32m) were best for Seven but their luck began to turn from 8pm with Sunday Night (1.3m) and Downton Abbey (1.08m) both winning their slots. Castle was 380,000.
Behind The Block for Nine were Nine News (1.32m), 60 Minutes (1.2m), Fat Tony and Co. (941,000) and Person of Interest (490,000).
ABC News (791,000) led ABC1 then Rake (561,000), Richard Hammond Builds a Planet (440,000) and Compass (403,000). Waking the Dead was just 183,000.
Another glum Sunday for TEN unable to rise above TEN Eyewitness News (483,000), So You Think You Can Dance Australia slumped to 331,000 / 314,000 with the bulk of the show at the lower end, Snow Babies was 245,000, Graham Norton was 244,000 and Have You Been Paying Attention? just 195,000. Where will the freefalling end?
SBS did relatively well by their standards with The Vikings at 314,000 then Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World (260,000), World News Australia (173,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (130,000) and Bobby Fischer Against the World (81,000).
GO!’s Big Bang Theory led multichannels at 250,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 9 March 2014