Sunday Night Takeaway slips in second outing
Ratings: Not a good night for MKR or Sunday Night Takeaway. Vera proves to be a surprise package for ABC.
All the key shows post 7:30pm were down on last Sunday’s performance but the gap was still huge between winners and losers.
Married at First Sight topped the night and the demos at 1.45m, down on last week’s high of 1.66m viewers.
It still doubled My Kitchen Rules at 716,000, which edges dangerously close to an all-time low. But right now their problem is overshadowed by another in the schedule.
ABC’s The Crown and Us snared third in its slot, from 7:40pm at 540,000 viewers. But it was more bad news for Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway falling to just 290,000 down from 383,000 last week. Normally on those kinds of numbers and Live TV costs a network would make tough decisions, but these are not normal times….
ABC’s Vera was the surprise of the night pulling 667,000 from 8:40pm -all of whom stayed until it ended at 10:15pm.
Nine network won Sunday with 36.6% then Seven 26.6%, ABC 18.1%, 10 11.6% and SBS 7.1%.
Elsewhere Nine News was 929,000 for Nine then 60 Minutes (814,000) and Slender Man Stabbing (335,000).
Seven News won its slot at 935,000 for Seven then Sunday Night (504,000) and Undercurrent (239,000).
The Project (331,000 / 229,000) was best for 10 then Supercars Championship (Podium 297,000). 10 News First was 271,000 and Hughesy We Have a Problem was 255,000.
ABC News (723,000) led for ABC. A Catalyst replay was 132,000.
London’s Super Tunnel was best for SBS at 229,000 then The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (155,000 / 142,000) and SBS World News (145,000).
Hey Duggee on ABC Kids led multichannels at 155,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 3 March 2019