Bumper Sunday for ABC
Ratings: Drama doctors push ABC's primary channel to the top of the heap on Sunday.
ABC’s primary channel was the most-viewed channel last night, landing ahead of the commercial competition once more.
Drama doctors won key timeslots, albeit boosted by older viewers.
The Wall may have been winning from 7pm with 669,000 viewers but it was soon eclipsed once Doc Martin began around 7:40pm with 978,000 as the night’s top show. Family Food Fight, Bull and Secrets of the Pyramids followed.
Around 8:30pm, the last-ever Doctor Blake Mysteries on ABC finally law Lucien & Jean wed, as well as a major character bumped off. It wrapped to the tune of 891,000 ahead of 60 Minutes on 667,000. Seven staggered its programming but the Craig McLachlan-led drama still beat both Sunday Night and a Star Wars movie, while TEN trailed well behind.
Seven News won the 6pm battle against Nine however Nine News topped the demos.
Although ABC’s primary channel topped the night Seven network won overall with 30.8% then Nine 25.6%, ABC 25.3%, TEN 12.1% and SBS 6.3%.
Seven News was best for Seven with 901,000 then The Wall (669,000), Sunday Night (589,000) and movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (416,000).
Nine News (862,000) led for Nine then 60 Minutes (667,000), Family Food Fight (570,000) and Australian Crime Stories (346,000).
Doc Martin was #1 with 978,000 for ABC followed by The Doctor Blake Mysteries (891,000) and ABC News (858,000). Classic Countdown drew 210,000.
The Sunday Project (345,000 / 216,000) was best for TEN then Bull (269,000), Wisdom of the Crowd (255,000), TEN Eyewitness News (266,000), NCIS: New Orleans (195,000 / 128,000) and Family Feud (184,000).
On SBS it was Secrets of the Pyramids (243,000), SBS World News (145,000) and The Nineties (142,000).
7TWO’s Border Security topped multichannels with 193,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 12 November 2017