Seven dominated viewing last night winning all primetime slots despite the debacle on the Gold Coast.
My Kitchen Rules (1.31m) defeated the launch of The Voice (1.03m), which was lower than its 2017 premiere of 1.28m. No doubt having the Commonwealth Games as an adjunct was of some assistance, along with the heavily promoted “scandal” (which won’t air until Wednesday). The tussle left Bachelor in Paradise in third place from 7:30pm on 629,000 -but it did top the 16-39 demos.
The much-maligned Closing Ceremony averaged 1.14m viewers (pre-show 1.07m), on those numbers it remains the biggest Closing Ceremony for a decade but the switch-off was underway from 9pm, when it never recovered. By the time Joh Griggs and Basil Zempilas slammed the broadcast there were around 750,000 left.
Seven News (1.35m) was the night’s top show ahead of Nine News (1.08m).
Seven network won Sunday with 39.4% then Nine 26.8%, ABC 14.2%, TEN 14.0% and SBS 5.6%.
Elsewhere for Nine, 60 Minutes drew 638,000 and Born to Kill (272,000).
ABC News (684,000), Grand Designs (568,000), Midsomer Murders (350,000) and a Hard Quiz replay (199,000) comprised ABC’s night.
Bachelor in Paradise (629,000) led for TEN then The Sunday Project (405,000 / 270,000), TEN Eyewitness News (335,000), NCIS (291,000), Family Feud (209,000) and SEAL Team (190,000).
On SBS it was Egypt’s Sun Kings (215,000), SBS World News (167,000), Sherpa: Trouble on Everest (132,000).
9GO!’s Young Sheldon topped multichannels at 152,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 15 April 2018