Rugby World Cup draws early morning crowd

Ratings: An impressive 501,000 viewers watched NZ defeat Australia. Nine wins primetime.


More viewers watched a 2am broadcast of the Rugby World Cup on Nine than were watching the channel at 9:40pm in the evening.

The Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand scored an impressive 501,000, more than a doco later in primetime.

Most shows took a slight dip compared to last week, but it’s not clear if Sunday viewing was impacted by some Melburnians taking an unofficial long weekend and widespread blackouts in Adelaide last night.

The Block again topped Sunday with 1.21m while Sunday Night was just under the magic million at 972,000 and TBL Families scored 576,000.

The Beautiful Lie dropped again, down from 435,000 to 381,000.

Nine network won Sunday with 33.6% then Seven 28.6%, TEN 17.2%, ABC 13.7% and SBS 6.8%.

The Block (1.21m) topped the night for Nine then Nine News (1.14m) and 60 Minutes (948,000). Videos That Changed The World drew 494,000.

Seven News (1.11m) led for Seven then Sunday Night (972,000), Beach Cops (716,000), Quantico (516,000) and Castle (401,000). A Blindspot replay was 189,000.

ABC News (732,000) topped ABC’s night followed by Doctor Who (430,000) and The Beautiful Lie (381,000). Death in Paradise was 270,000 and Compass was 252,000.

TBL Families was best for TEN at 576,000. Scorpion was 417,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 383,000, Limitless was 336,000 and NCIS was 189,000.

On SBS it was Egypt: What Lies Beneath (354,000) and SBS World News (146,000). Black Panther Woman was just 76,000.

7TWO’s Escape to the Country was best on multichannels at 263,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 1 November 2015

18 Responses

      1. Whoa momma! The basis of drama is tension, which is the unresolved nature of desire (“anticipation mingled with uncertainty” as William Archer so gracefully put it). It can involve conflict, but it’s not mandatory. Bad screenwriting books (eg. Save The Cat) are full of bad advice, such as all scenes needing conflict.

        People screaming at each other in the kitchen about infidelity is a lame, cheesy, lazy soap opera plotting device. There are so many interesting ways of conveying mistrust or anger, but we always use the go-to method of screaming, histrionics and arm-waving. It’s the main reason why no-one watches our TV shows or takes them seriously.

  1. I watched that YouTube special on nat geo people earlier in the week. It wasn’t bad for what it was. If my only option was to watch it on nine I wouldn’t have watched it. Its not a show that belonged on nine in prime time. Nine was suitably penalised for their lazy programming.

    Another Sunday night where there was nothing on. Spent the evening catching up on shows. As the episode of the show I was watching finished at around 8.30pm I thought I would check if Quantico had started on time. No surprises it didn’t start on time so went back to catching up on shows. Still haven’t watched this weeks episode of Quantico as yet.

      1. Not that keen on the overall main plotline and the two leads come across as incredibly self absorbed unlikeable and selfish.
        But many of the supporting actors such as Dan Wyllie, Celia Pacquola, Alexander England and Rodger Corsair are brilliant and the music and scenery are beautiful.

        1. Yes, it is nicely produced and shot but I need more than that for a commitment these days. If I want high production values with lovely scenery, an uplifting score and not much else, I could just watch an ad for holidaying in New Zealand.

          1. Or Top of The Lake…
            The Beautiful Lie is still a cut well above many recent Aus dramas.
            So I think it is definitely well worth watching.

          2. @Angela – I think you just said that one poo is more flavoursome than another so I should definitely eat the tastier one. No thank you. No poo for me.

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