Spartans struggle in second outing
Ratings: Australian Spartan falls to 524,000 viewers. Mardi Gras boosts SBS. Nine wins Sunday.
Sunday was a tough night for Seven with its audience falling away after Seven News.
In its second outing Australian Spartan plummeted from 816,000 to 524,000 viewers, which won’t be enough to sustain such a prized slot.
Married at First Sight matched last Sunday’s figures, dominating the demos and the slot with 1.54m viewers. I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here averaged 580,000 but it grew to 633,000 when it booted Paul Burrell -both figures were down on last week.
Spartan‘s low audience meant Sunday Night returned soft at 488,000 -beaten by 60 Minutes at 795,000, down on last week.
Elsewhere SBS made a rare decision to split-code the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras at 243,000 / 206,000. Overall the event boosted their network share.
ABC News was strong while Howard’s End debuted with 569,000.
Nine won Sunday with 35.2% then Seven 25.9%, TEN 16.1%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 7.3%.
Married at First Sight was #1 for Nine with 1.54m viewers then Nine News (1.02m), 60 Minutes (795,000) and Born to Kill? (246,000).
Seven News (897,000) led for Seven followed by Australian Spartan (524,000), Sunday Night and (488,000). Crimes That Shook the World was just 196,000.
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here drew 633,000 / 580,000 for TEN then NCIS (419,000) and The Sunday Project (365,000 / 261,000). SEAL Team was 224,000.
ABC News (738,000), Grand Designs (621,000) and Howard’s End (569,000) comprised ABC’s night. A Hard Quiz replay drew 204,000 and Last Tango in Halifax was just 179,000.
The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras averaged 243,000 / 206,000 for SBS then Eight Days That Made Rome (176,000) and SBS World News (145,000).
7mate’s movie White House Down topped multichannels with 232,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 4 March 2018.