Nine clinches Sunday, while TEN is bruised by weekend numbers.
Ratings: The Block ensures a Sunday win to Nine, but TEN's primary channel fails to score above 400,000 on Saturday or Sunday.
60 Minutes has landed itself several media headlines today following its lengthy interview with ex-Peter Slipper staffer James Ashby. He told Liz Hayes details of his sexual harassment claims had been revealed to two Liberal MPs.
In the end the interview attracted 1.120m viewers, just 1,000 less than Sunday Night‘s 1.121m, despite the earlier timeslot. But Nine still clinched the night due to big numbers for The Block.
For TEN the weekend was bad news. On both Saturday and Sunday its primary channel failed to register a single title above 400,000.
Nine network won with 31.4% then Seven 30.7%, ABC 16.8%, TEN 16.2% and SBS 4.9%.
The Block (1.62m) topped the night for Nine then Nine News (1.32m), 60 Minutes (1.12m) but the movie The Dark Knight Rises didn’t rise very high at 374,000.
Seven News (1.35m) was best for Seven then The X Factor (1.18m) and Sunday Night (1.12m). Castle was 667,000 / 363,000.
ABC News (809,000) topped ABC followed by ANZAC Girls (763,000), Doctor Who (681,000 / 106,000), The Bletchley Circle (490,000) and Compass (438,000). A replay of Utopia was 142,000.
TEN’s primary channel had an unacceptable performance for Sunday: Modern Family (392,000 / 334,000), TEN Eyewitness News (385,000), Formula One was 382,000 in 3 cities (another 100,000 viewed on ONE in 2 cities), movie: Thor (382,000) and Bondi Rescue (257,000).
On SBS ONE it was Easter Island Underworld (250,000), SBS World News (175,000), The Journey of Mankind with Eddie Izzard (163,000), James May at the Edge of Space (147,000) and Becoming the Beatles (114,000).
7TWO’s Escape to the Country topped multichannels at 244,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 7 September 2014