Molly Meldrum has helped deliver Seven a thumping start to the TV ratings year.
The miniseries drew a whopping 1.79 million viewers last night, as the #1 drawcard on the first night of the ratings year.
It smashed Vera (688,000), 60 Minutes (607,000) and The X Files (556,000).
The show trended at #1 on Twitter for much of the night where the reaction was positive, with 656,000 viewing in Melbourne and 457,000 in Sydney. Part 2 will come next week.
Together with My Kitchen Rules on 1.4m viewers, and Seven News on 1.07m, Seven’s combo was unbeatable. They will be popping champagne today in Jones Bay.
Seven network pulled 39.2% then Nine 22.4%, ABC 17.9%, TEN 14.8% and SBS 5.7%.
Nine was unable to crack the magic million all night with Nine News (967,000), Australia’s Got Talent (884,000), 60 Minutes (607,000). Murder Games was just 207,000.
ABC had some success with Doc Martin (1.00m) followed by ABC News (867,000) and Vera (688,000). Antiques Roadshow was 309,000.
After a good summer TEN fell back to earth last night. I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here divided into 2 figures with most of the show at 600,000, rising to 626,000 for the elimination of Courtney Hancock. The X-Files had to settle for fourth place on 556,000 and Modern Family was 463,000. Limitless was just 163,000.
On SBS China: Treasures of the Jade Empire was best on 200,000 then Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (180,000), Planes that Changed the World (174,000) and SBS World News (143,000).
ABC2’s Ready Steady Wiggle topped multichannels with 203,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 7 February 2016