Seven’s much-publicised interview with John Howard, albeit in a different timeslot to The Block, was 1.06m viewers -no improvement on the preceding week. More concerningly, it was beaten by 60 Minutes at 1.21m with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
Sunday Night is promising a “Part 2” to the story with “explosive” details, but viewers appear to have moved on.
Meanwhile ABC’s excellent new thriller The Code did good business at 771,000, but 6 weeks ago ANZAC Girls premiered with 1.06m viewers in August.
But The Block again topped the night at 1.66m viewers taking Nine to the win.
Nine network scored a 31.5% share then Seven 28.7%, ABC 16.6%, TEN 16.4% and SBS 6.9%.
Also rating for Nine were Nine News (1.22m) and Big Brother (667,000).
Seven News was 1.23m for Seven then The X Factor (1.13m). Castle was 548,000 / 401,000.
ABC News (841,000) led for ABC. Following The Code was Doctor Who (644,000 / 85,000), Compass (439,000) and The Bletchley Circle (423,000).
TEN was treading water under 500,000 with TEN Eyewitness News at 451,000. Movie Iron Man 2 was 448,000, Modern Family was 391,000, Formula One was 296,000 in 3 cities (142,000 on ONE) and Bondi Rescue was just 282,000 (it will take a miracle to launch Scorpion with that as a lead in next Sunday).
SBS had a good night with Treasures of Ancient Egypt (346,000) and The Sixties (307,000). Both were well ahead of SBS World News (148,000) and Monty Python’s Life of Brian (180,000).
ABC2’s Tree Fu Tom topped multichannels on 257,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 21 September 2014