After some under-performing numbers this year with Nine stretching out its preliminary challenges, it is a vote of confidence in the show’s core storytelling.
With no sign of MKR on Sunday night several shows saw increases last night including Shark Tank, David Attenborough and Australia: The Story of Us.
While Nine was in front on primary channel shares, Seven’s multichannels tipped them over the line.
Seven network won with 30.5% then Nine 29.7%, ABC 17.2%, TEN 17.0% and SBS 5.6%.
Seven News (1.02m) led for Seven followed by Australia: The Story of Us (945,000), My France with Manu (841,000), Downton Abbey (772,000). But Resurrection at 10:30pm failed with 112,000 and won’t survive in that timeslot.
Following The Block for Nine were Nine News (1.09m), 60 Minutes (830,000) and Movie: Skyfall (496,000).
ABC News was very strong for ABC at 959,000 viewers. David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies (682,000), Broadchurch (672,000), Fortitude (429,000) and Jillaroo School (372,000) followed.
Shark Tank scored its best figure so far this season at 739,000 for TEN -a good result for TEN given the show stood tall on one channel alone. TEN Eyewitness News was 502,000 and NCIS: New Orleans was 375,000 and an NCIS repeat was 275,000.
James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge (229,000) led for SBS ONE followed by Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World (216,000), SBS World News (195,000) and Nazi Megastructures (102,000).
ABC2’s Fireman Sam (233,000) topped multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 22 February 2015