60 Minutes beats Sunday Night in ‘Cassie wars’

Ratings: The real Knockout round wasn't on The Voice, but on Sunday current affairs shows.

They went head to head chasing the same story but 60 Minutes came out on top last night with 956,000 viewers over Sunday Night‘s 861,000. It was the highest episode so far this year for Nine.

Both stories, including news of a court injunction and alleged sex worker past, drew plenty of headlines and social media chatter yesterday.

Meanwhile The Voice won its slot with ‘Knockout Rounds’, down on last Sunday. House Rules rose beyond the magic million, also its biggest audience this year. TEN moved a new Modern Family episode into the 7pm slot, but MasterChef managed a rise on last Sunday, including topping the demos.

Both GrantchesterDoctor Who dipped for ABC but Italy’s Invisible Cities pulled viewers in for SBS.

Nine network won Sunday with 30.7% then Seven 29.6%, TEN 18.4%, ABC 14.7% and SBS 6.6%.

Nine News was best for Nine with 1.09m then The Voice (1.06m), 60 Minutes (956,000) and 9/11: The Plane that Hit the Pentagon (460,000).

Seven News was #1 with 1.23m for Seven then House Rules (1.05m) and Sunday Night (861,000). The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers pulled 404,000.

MasterChef Australia drew 839,000 for TEN, its best Sunday audience this season. Modern Family was 535,000/ 374,000, Bull was 434,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 345,000, Family Feud was 298,000 and NCIS: New Orleans was 204,000.

ABC News (764,000), Grantchester (596,000), Doctor Who (422,000) and DCI Banks (362,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Italy’s Invisible Cities (325,000), SBS World News (195,000) and The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (171,000).

Shaun the Sheep (183,000) showed up the multichannels.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 21 May 2017.

6 Responses

  1. I was confused in the sixty minutes story where the boyfriend ran out and didn’t want to be interviewed. it was inferred he may be guilty and didn’t want to talk, but was it more that he was getting paid lots of money from Sunday Night so couldn’t appear on Sixty Minutes.

  2. I really wished I hadn’t bothered with House Rules this year. The increase in viewers surprises me! The judges are alright, but the editing, bitchiness and ungratefulness is really disconcerting. They have tweaked the format with the ‘judgments’ on the next day dragging the show out and I may just watch the last two reveals and skip the rest!

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