“How high can it go?” That’s the question other networks will be asking themselves as Australian Ninja Warrior hit a new high last night of 1.75m viewers -better than its debut of 1.68m.
The instant success of the Nine show is testament to the power of family viewing, harnessed by a sports meets entertainment format.
It was more than double the competition, Sunday Night (821,000) and MasterChef Australia (806,000), and needless to say it topped the demos again.
Nine News also pipped Seven News, 1.21m to 1.2m respectively.
The Wimbledon final averaged 464,000 for the Men’s Final from 10:30pm.
Nine Network won Sunday with an impressive 38.8% share then Seven 26.8%, TEN 16.5%, ABC 11.7% and SBS 6.3%.
Australian Ninja Warrior was #1 with 1.76m for Nine then Nine News (1.21m), 60 Minutes (1.06m) and Killer Women with Piers Morgan was 462,000.
Seven News (1.2m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (821,000), Border Security (624,000), Secrets of Scotland Yard (414,000) and Police Under Fire (346,000), but it climbed back up for Wimbledon (464,000).
MasterChef Australia (806,000), Bull (374,000), TEN Eyewitness News (347,000), Modern Family (344,000 / 288,000) and Family Feud (291,000) comprised TEN’s night. Formula One was 151,000 in 3 cities.
ABC News (632,000) was best for ABC then Grand Designs NZ (478,000) and Poldark (433,000). A Death in Paradise repeat was 245,000.
On SBS it was SBS World News (200,000), Great British Railway Journeys (162,000), Tour de France (161,000) and Treasures Decoded (119,000).
ABC2’s Dorothy the Dinosaur stomped all over the multichannels with 188,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 16 July 2017