Easy win for Nine on Sunday
Ratings: Dubious interview pulls a 2017 high for 60 Minutes, paired with another win for The Block.
A scoop interview with accused drug courier Cassandra Sainsbury saw 60 Minutes pull its biggest audience of the year.
1.04m viewers tuned in to Liam Bartlett’s interview, with a truckload of sceptical comments as to innocence or guilt on social media. It outranked The Doctor Blake Mysteries on ABC and Seven’s Sunday Night (despite a 30 minute head start).
The Block again topped Sunday with a cool 1.4m viewers, actually down on last week’s 1.55m. Seven’s Little Big Shots still cleared the million margin with 1.02m, also down on last week.
TEN had a very rough night, again resorting to a roadblock of reality TV to conceal underperforming numbers.
Nine network easily won Sunday with 35.5% share then Seven 28.8%, ABC 16.9%, TEN 12.0% and SBS 6.7%.
The Block was #1 with 1.4m viewers for Nine then Nine News (1.07m) and 60 Minutes (1.04m). Footy Classified was 257,000 in cities and Movie: See No Evil was 236,000.
Seven News (1.07m) was best for Seven then Little Big Shots (1.02m), Sunday Night (633,000) and Heists That Shook the World (299,000).
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (734,000) topped ABC’s night followed by ABC News (719,000), Grand Designs: House of the Year (540,000) and Classic Countdown (279,000). Fearless was 254,000.
The Sunday Project drew 301,000 / 237,000 on TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 300,000, Family Feud was 221,000 and Bull was 158,000 / 130,000.
On SBS The Ascent of Civilization was 225,000 then Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History (179,000) and SBS World News (134,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom ruled multichannels with 223,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 24 September 2017.