Block, Cricket too strong on Sunday.

The Ashes Series has helped Nine to another whopping share on Sunday, but it would have dominated on its primary channel regardless. Combined, both shares made the network unstoppable last night.

The Block was #1 with 1.14m, just down on last Sunday, and topped the demos.

That was miles in front of Australia’s Got Talent at 659,000 then Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants (333,000 from 7:40pm), Ambulance Australia (just 272,000) and Great Indian Railway Journeys on 194,000.

9GEM’s Ashes coverage pulled up to 593,000 metro viewers giving 9GEM a 12.7% -higher than network shares of 10, ABC or SBS.

New ABC ME drama The Unlisted was a mere 24,000 on ABC ME.

Nine network won Sunday with 42.5% then Seven 26.5%, ABC 12.5%, 10 12.2% and SBS 6.5%.

Nine News won its slot at 1.1m for Nine then 60 Minutes (509,000) and Aaron Hernandez Uncovered (169,000).

Seven News (958,000) was best for Seven. Sunday Night drew 400,000 and What The Killer Did Next was 293,000.

ABC News (597,000), Les Norton (313,000), Compass (146,000) and Glitch (85,000) comprised ABC’s remaining shows.

The Sunday Project drew 349,000 / 249,000 for 10 then 10 News First (250,000), Instinct (187,000 / 131,000) and Bondi Rescue (157,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (147,000) and Backtrack Boys (104,000).

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 15 September 2019.

21 Comments:

  1. Glitch is the most awful thing I think I’ve ever seen on Australian TV. Yet, like a car accident, I cannot look away. It’s like every soap opera cliche condensed into one show, combined with grumpy bogans randomly swearing at each other, all wrapped up in complete narrative inertia. How does something with such low ratings keep getting renewed? It can’t be the overseas sales alone, can it?

    • Glitch has done well for Netflix, as we see with a lot of sci-fi, niche shows. That’s one thing has over broad appealing FTA. Swearing complaints are becoming a habit in comments, I think we can move on given it is classified correctly.

      • Hi David, we are enjoying watching Glitch weekly. Apart from Netflix, I was wondering if it is rating better via catchup since all episodes are available on iview. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • “The most awful thing I think I’ve ever seen on Australian TV” is a big call. Have you encountered shows such as Married At First Sight? Unless you mean the most awful drama, which is still a big call. Echo Point?

    • I actually have quite enjoyed Glitch in parts.
      Yes, repetitive in parts with the same handful of “returned” characters wandering around over and over, chasing or being chased.
      They have done a good job with creating a menacing and eerie atmosphere- probably the best thing about it..

  2. I don’t think Ambulance is a good choice for Ten for a Sunday – it’s more of a weekday show. And clearly judging by the ratings, I’m not the only one who thinks it…

    • Agree that weekdays is better, and the current Ambulance episodes are ‘best of’ segments from seasons one and two, so I deleted last weeks recording and last nights scheduled because I’ve seen it all before.

      • Yes the current Ambulance eps are compilations so really just repeats.
        They would be fine as Saturday night filler but definitely not for prime time Sunday night viewing.
        Surely 10 has something better to screen early Sunday nights?

  3. instead of just having survivor on Monday and Tuesday when it nears the end ten should have made more episodes so they could have had it on Sunday as well and just had 2 eliminations a week

    • Ten schedule is light on .. they will do well with survivor and bachelor finales but next week resort to Jamie Oliver and Bondi Rescue …. year in year out are flops and now you can add Ambulance to that list.

    • I was going to say the same thing. Should have cut together more eps, even non-elim ones. Still would have rated higher than the Ambulance show, and the footage would have already been filmed. Have reward challanges on the non-elim eps.

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