The hour long interview was uncomfortable viewing with Brown not letting the pair off easily. In the news landscape it was certainly a ‘good get’ for 60 Minutes and social media and press have responded accordingly.
As ratings go, it scored well for a 9:10pm show with a million viewers, it’s just a shame it wasn’t scheduled off the back of The Block, with The Voice: Kids finale in the way.
Nine and Seven both scored 30.1%, although Seven’s share was bolstered by its multichannel performance. ABC came third with 18.9%, then TEN 15.5% and SBS 5.4%.
The Block was the night’s top show at a season best 1.5m viewers. It toppled Seven’s lengthy live X Factor. Next for Nine was 1.23m, 60 Minutes (1.02m), The Voice: Kids (938,000 / 896,000) and The Mentalist (372,000).
Seven News (1.22m) led for Seven then The X Factor (1.15m), Highway Patrol (642,000) and Castle (410,000 / 276,000).
ANZAC Girls got off to a great start for ABC at 1.06m viewers -second in its timeslot- then Grand Designs Revisited (993,000), ABC News (809,000), Midsomer Murders (412,000), Compass (393,000) and The Tunnel (386,000).
TEN had a tough night with minimal premiere content (how is this possible for a prime Sunday evening?). Modern Family (547,000 / 430,000) was best then two first-run episodes being TEN Eyewitness News (461,000) and Bondi Vet (427,000). A Movie: Little Fockers repeat was 347,000 and Bondi Rescue was 288,000.
On SBS ONE it was Alexander’s Lost World (243,000), Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire (234,000) and SBS World News (183,000).
ABC2’s Thomas and Friends (311,000) topped multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 10 August 2014.