Sunday Night lifts Seven, TEN still struggling.
Ratings: The Australian Grand Prix didn't drive enough viewers into primetime for TEN. Married at First Sight tops Sunday.
Seven managed a win last night with Sunday Night‘s 909,000 well up on last week’s 727,000. The episode featured Pete Evans, immediately following MKR, being defensive once again over recent comments.
The season final of Vera (780,000) was down slightly but still managed to beat 60 Minutes (686,000).
Married at First Sight (1.16m) was the night’s top show edging out My Kitchen Rules (1.14m).
In primetime TEN had another poor night despite Modern Family (393,000 / 376,000) and Bull (393,000) improving on last week’s figures in the same slot. It’s best numbers all day were for the Australian Grand Prix, which took place in the afternoon, but it’s overall share for Sunday was down on last week.
Seven network won Sunday with 33.1% then Nine 28.9%, ABC 19.3%, TEN 12.1% and SBS 6.5%.
My Kitchen Rules was best for Seven with 1.14m viewers then Seven News (1.05m), Sunday Night (909,000) and an Anita Cobby repeat special (454,000).
Married at First Sight was #1 for Nine with 1.16m viewers then Nine News (1.05m), 60 Minutes (686,000) and Lethal Weapon (307,000).
Vera (780,000) was strong for ABC followed by ABC News (736,000) and Grand Designs (675,000). My Year 12 Life was 108,000 and a repeat of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery was just 88,000.
The Australian Grand Prix may have drawn 701,000 for TEN but it wasn’t in primetime, where it’s only appearance, the post-race drew 292,000. Any momentum the race had was quickly overshadowed by rival networks. In primetime the best TEN could manage was Modern Family (393,000 / 376,000). Bull drew 393,000, Bondi Rescue was 269,000 and NCIS: NO was 214,000.
On SBS it was Britain’s Ancient Capital: Orkney (229,000), Cleopatra (215,000), SBS World News (199,000). Lost City of the Gladiators was 74,000.
ABC2’s Ready Jet Go! topped multichannels with 177,000 viewers.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 26 March 2017.