Will Davison’s win at Bathurst 1000 delivered TEN one of its biggest audiences of the year.
A whopping 1.41m viewers watched the Podium celebrations of the race, including 454,000 in Sydney and 378,000 in Melbourne. It was higher than the numbers for 2015 at 1.29m and 2014 when it pulled 1.35m on Seven. However finishing outside of primetime, it didn’t add directly to TEN’s primetime share.
The Block beat X Factor again, and 60 Minutes was well ahead of Sunday Night.
TEN’s Brock miniseries did good numbers at 828,000 attracting some caustic social media commentary -a shame it didn’t follow straight out of the Bathurst gate.
Nine network won with 30.5% then Seven 26.4%, TEN 21.8%, ABC 15.5% and SBS 5.8%.
The Block led for Nine with 1.16m viewers followed by Nine News (1.09m) and 60 Minutes (835,000). A repeat of Hyde and Seek was 342,000.
Seven News (1.12m) won its slot for Seven then The X Factor (914,000), Sunday Night (626,000) and Movie: The Hundred Foot Journey (335,000).
Following bumper numbers for Bathurst 1000, Brock drew 828,000 for TEN. Australian Survivor was 708,000, Modern Family was 584,000 / 392,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 383,000 in 3 cities.
On ABC it was ABC News (774,000), Grand Designs (719,000), Poldark (502,000) and Compass (279,000). Wolf Hall drew 231,000.
Life and Death in Herculaneum (212,000) topped the night for SBS then Treasures of Ancient Greece (191,000), SBS World News (186,000) and The Sex Changes that Made History (167,000).
Kung Fu Panda (231,000) on GO! was best on multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 9 October 2016.