With 1.38m viewers it equated to the 3 channel simulcast launch a week ago and restores some faith after some concerning numbers last week. It also averaged higher than lengthier shows on rival networks which necessarily adopt a lower average than they would at one hour.
But the night was won by Seven network with a 27.2% share then Nine 26.6%. TEN 24.7%, ABC 16.4% and SBS 5.1%.
Seven News (1.27m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (1.1m), The X Factor (1.04m) and World’s Most Extreme Waterways (484,000). Castle was 262,000 / 147,000.
Following The Block for Nine were Nine News (1.27m), The Voice: Kids (816,000), the strategically titled 60 Minutes Late (737,000), and The Mentalist (353,000).
TEN’s lovingly produced 50 Years Young special looked back on its colourful history with plenty of great memories -special congrats to researchers and editors. As tipped by this site the show was big on Twitter, trending at #1. The final numbers were an average across 2 hours at 666,000 -but was still TEN’s best performer of the night. Glasgow Live was 561,000 / 422,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 536,000 and Extant was 395,000.
At 954,000 Grand Designs will probably be ABC’s biggest audience all week. Next were ABC News (779,000), Silent Witness (678,000), The Tunnel (426,000) and Compass (395,000).
On SBS ONE it was Secrets of the Vatican (234,000), Alexander’s Lost World (225,000) and SBS World News (180,000).
Glasgow Live (478,000 / 372,000) delivered ONE a big 8.7% share.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 3 August 2014