Last night’s ratings were affected by Seven’s Telethon which raised a whopping $25.8m in Perth over its two day event. As a result it ran a staggered network schedule.
The Block topped the night, drawing 1.14m viewers for Nine, down slightly on last week’s 1.16m.
ABC’s new drama The Beautiful Lie drew plenty of social media love but has a middling debut at 540,000 while US dramas on both Seven and TEN drop in their second week.
Nine network 31.2% then Seven 31.0%, TEN 17.1%, ABC 13.9% and SBS 6.7%.
Following The Block for Nine were Nine News (1.05m), 60 Minutes (886,000) and Events That Changes the Nineties (486,000).
Seven News (1.06m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (896,000 in 4 cities / 7TWO: 24,000), Beach Cops (730,000 in 4 cities), Quantico (625,000) and Castle (408,000 / 237,000).
TBL Families had its first Sunday topping TEN with 536,000 viewers. TEN Eyewitness News was 504,000, Limitless was 455,000 and Scorpion was 409,000. A daytime MotoGP race averaged 409,000.
ABC News (798,000) was best for ABC. New drama The Beautiful Lie debuted with 540,000 followed by Doctor Who (501,000). Compass was 252,000 and Humans was just 145,000.
On SBS it was Egypt’s Lost Queens (328,000), The Seventies (176,000), SBS World News (171,000). George Harrison: Living in the Material World was 90,000.
7TWO’s Escape to the Country led multichannels with 260,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 18 October 2015