Two big shows were locked in a battle last night on what was ultimately a neck and neck battle for Sunday share.
The Block won its slot and topped the demos at 1.03m defeating The All New Monty: Ladies Night at 889,000. Seven’s audience was stronger than the most recent all-male outing and drew high praise on social media for raising cancer awareness.
The Pool (from 7:40pm was 396,000) and a late-running match for the Rugby World Cup drew 376,000 in preliminary figures, to be adjusted to 395,000 for 10 and Great Indian Railway Journeys (183,000) followed.
But a strategically-coded “performance” at the end of Ladies Night went as high as 1.03m, technically ranking higher than 60 Minutes in the same slot at 573,000. Less than half of Seven’s bumper audience remained for Secret Bridesmaids Business with 426,000 from 9pm. It’s a shame the show didn’t start a bit earlier, but it will lift via Timeshifted.
Seven Network won Sunday -just- with 32.5% then Nine 32.4%, ABC 14.0%, 10 13.1% and SBS 8.0%.
Seven News won its slot with 957,000. Runaway Millionaires was just 119,000.
Nine News was 878,000 for Nine. Forensics: The Real CSI was 217,000.
ABC News (584,000) Les Norton (297,000), Compass (214,000) and the last-ever Glitch (94,000) comprised ABC’s remaining shows.
Elsewhere The Graham Norton Show was 188,000 in preliminary figures. Instinct was 166,000 / 99,000.
On SBS it was Rome: What Lies Beneath and SBS World News (both 136,000).
Bluey led multichannels at just 134,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 29 September 2019