Ashes dominate Sunday. ABC drama beaten despite rave reviews.
Ratings: Seven & Nine battle it out with a dire night for TEN, even beaten by SBS at one point.
Nine’s Ashes coverage pulled some of Sunday’s biggest audiences, predominantly out of primetime. At 1.17m / 958,000 / 773,000 it was the biggest crowd outside of News, although the numbers are preliminary.
While Seven and Nine slugged it out, TEN was not even on the carpet.
According to early OzTAM data, Sunday Night won from 7pm at 804,000 ahead of ABC News, a lift by Family Food Fight and The Project. Around 7:30 or so Making Muriel, Secrets of China’s Forbidden City and Bull joined in -with TEN notably behind SBS. Despite that the network says it is up 18% overall on the same night last year….
From 8:30pm 60 Minutes was leading with 622,000 viewers leaving ABC’s acclaimed Friday on my Mind with a disappointing 468,000. Love Actually, Wisdom of the Crowd and The Nineties followed.
In preliminary figures Nine News topped Seven News.
Nine led in primary channel share but Seven network won Sunday with 32.4% then Nine 31.7%, ABC 17.4%, TEN 12.4% and SBS 6.0%.
Seven News was best for Seven with 1.04m then Sunday Night (804,000), Border Security (665,000) and movie: Love Actually (442,000).
In primetime Nine News was #1 for Nine with 1.26m then Ashes coverage (1.17m / 958,000 / 773,000), Family Food Fight (716,000), 60 Minutes (622,000) and Australian Crime Stories (309,000).
ABC News (727,000) was best for ABC then Friday on My Mind (468,000) and Making Muriel (418,000). Classic Countdown was 184,000.
Supercars: Newcastle 500 (Podium: 298,000) led a rank night for TEN. Bull (266,000) was last in its slot then Wisdom of the Crowd (248,000), The Sunday Project (239,000 / 192,000), Family Feud (204,000) and NCIS: New Orleans (194,000).
On SBS it was Secrets of China’s Forbidden City (279,000), The Nineties (157,000) and SBS World News (135,000).
9GO!’s Back to the Future movie topped multichannels with 233,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 26 November 2017