2.1m metro viewers watched as the Sydney Roosters smashed Melbourne Storm in the NRL Grand Final, helping Nine to a whopping 47.6% network share.
895,000 viewers watched in Sydney, followed by 551,000 in Melbourne and 488,000 in Brisbane.
But the numbers were down on 2017’s 2.33m win by Storm.
Against such stiff competition, commercial networks avoided any heavy hitters with Seven News the sole competition for Nine, at 944,000 viewers.
Nine network won Sunday with 47.6% then Seven 23.2%, ABC 13.7%, TEN 9.5% and SBS 5.9%.
Outside of the NRL, Nine News drew 983,000 viewers. In Perth 60 Minutes was 53,000 and City of Evil was 31,000.
Seven News (944,000) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (680,000), and The Story of the Royals (425,000).
ABC News (614,000), Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure (481,000), Rake (364,000), and Vera (287,000) comprised ABC’s night.
TEN Eyewitness News (280,000) was the best TEN could muster then The Sunday Project (260,000 / 265,000), The Graham Norton Show (181,000), Bondi Rescue (143,000) and movie: The Notebook (140,000).
On SBS it was SBS World News (160,000), Italy’s Invisible Cities (153,000), Titanic: The New Evidence (152,000). Drain the Titanic was just 121,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 30 September 2018