Nine was pushed into third place as its multichannel audiences fell against heavy competition.
TEN’s network share was 29.8% then Seven 25.8%, Nine 24.3%, ABC 15.1% and SBS 5.1%.
ONE’s combination of Formula One and Commonwealth Games netted a record share at a whopping 11.8%.
Masterchef‘s penultimate episode sent home Emelia and scored 1.26m viewers on TEN as a result, winning its timeslot. Modern Family was next on 610,000 / 444,000, Extant was 507,000, Commonwealth Games was 498,000 / 328,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 438,000. But numbers for ONE comprised around half the network numbers (see below).
Seven News (1.16m) led for Seven followed by The X Factor (1.11m), Sunday Night (885,000) but World’s Most Extreme Roads (555,000) is no substitute for A Place to Call Home. Castle was 283,000.
Nine has declared The Block simulcast its best launch in four seasons, but has not provided separate numbers for its primary channel performance. Shares for GO! and GEM were well down on last Sunday when some 300,000 viewers were watching alternative programming in the same timeslot. Nine News was 1.29m on Nine then 60 Minutes Late (985,000), The Voice: Kids (933,000). The Mentalist was 357,000.
Grand Designs did well against heavy competition at 988,000. ABC News was 879,000 for ABC1 then Silent Witness (645,000), Compass (482,000) and The Tunnel (375,000).
Neil Armstrong: The Enigma Explained was best for SBS ONE on 298,000 then Alexander’s Lost World (266,000), SBS World News (198,000) and Tour de France review show (117,000).
FIA Formula One was a big drawcard for ONE at 561,000 / 466,000 as was Glasgow Live (557,000 / 509,000). However there also appears to have been some technical issues switching coverage from ONE to TEN.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 27 July 2014