Seven reveals Sunday win

Ratings: Just 3,000 viewers separate House Rules from Masterchef, while Secret River makes a good debut.


Reality shows snared 3rd, 4th and 5th places last night with Seven’s reveal on House Rules come out on top at 1.09m viewers -by just 3,000 viewers over MasterChef Australia.

ABC’s excellent miniseries The Secret River debuted well at 729,000 viewers -enough to win the timeslot at least from 9pm onwards.

Meanwhile Nine’s US doco Teens Behind Bars failed to fire, finishing fourth in its slot.

Seven won with 30.1% then Nine 25.5%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 16.9% and SBS 6.1%.

Seven News (1.24m) was best for Seven, then House Rules (1.09m) and Sunday Night (663,000). A Castle repeat was 329,000.

Nine News topped the night at 1.33m for Nine then Reno Rumble (896,000), 60 Minutes (808,000). Teens Behind Bars was just 395,000.

MasterChef Australia (1.08m) was best for TEN. CSI Cyber debuted with 645,000, Modern Family was 572,000 / 416,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 431,000, and NCIS was 314,000.

ABC News (832,000) led for ABC. The Secret River (729,000) followed then Martin Clunes: Man and Beast (657,000), Compass (320,000) and Top of the Lake (316,000).

Stonehenge Empire (229,000) was best for SBS ONE then Michael Scott: Delphi: Why it Matters (210,000), SBS World News (196,000) and Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis (108,000).

7mate’s movie: The Lost World: Jurassic Park ruled multichannels with 259,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 15 June 2015

12 Responses

  1. Poor numbers all round for a Sunday night in June.

    Admittedly I watched a Wallander and a Miss Fisher because the review made it seem sensible to wait for the ending of Secret River and could FF through bits of it (I have read the book).

  2. Talk of dragging out a show. Last night House Rules promised an elimination and we waited til the end to be told there would there would not be one. That last house seemed to change alot within a 24 hour window. Seems to me either alot of help was not seen or that 24 hours went for 48 hours.

  3. Thanks channel 7 for the update daytome programs on 7 mate, no more old racing shows, but how about other shows from the 70, s , bionic woman, six million dollar man , etc, maybe cagney and lacy from the 80, s etc? But thanks anyway,

  4. I found The Secret River to be frustrating. The whole thing could have been done in 30 minutes. Nothing dramatic really happens, unless you consider a lot of spectacular cinematography to be dramatic. It’s all a setup for what is obviously going to be a big gruesome showdown in the final episode. I wonder how many of those 729,000 viewers are going to hang around for the final episode. It reminded me a bit of A Better Man, where the first episode was just treading water.

    1. Totally agree with you JimboJones. I was so looking forward to this (loved the novel) and was very disappointed. Cut out the lingering shots of the Hawkesbury river and what are you left with : yep, about 30 minutes a very little ‘action’.

      1. Do producer’s not realise that if you don’t hook an audience with the first episode that they may not return for the second? Would be interesting to know how many were still watching at the end?

      2. I understand that it was mainly setup. The first half of The Godfather is also “just setup” but it is still thoroughly entertaining and dramatic. Setup doesn’t have to be an exercise is chewing up time until the ending.

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