Viewers flock to news, current affairs.

Ratings: Seven, Nine, & ABC News draw big crowds. 60 Minutes hits a season high.

As a crisis continued to evolve on Sunday viewers were drawn to news and current affairs.

Seven News was huge at 1.39m viewers followed by Nine News at 1.27m -both at 2020 highs.

Married at First Sight led from 7pm at 1.15m viewers then a Seven News COVID-19 special at 1.02m and ABC News (974,000).

Border Security was 767,00 from 8pm then Grand Designs (747,000 from 7:40pm) and Dancing with the Stars (482,000 in preliminary figures).

Later 60 Minutes pulled its highest audience since 2015 at 1.14m viewers then The Good Doctor (539,000) and Stateless (432,000).

Nine network won Sunday with 34.3% then Seven 26.3%, ABC 19.2%, 10 14.3% and SBS 5.9%.

Elsewhere a Nine News COVID-19 special was 913,000 for Nine and Killer in the Family was 491,000.

World’s Most Shocking Emergency Calls drew 309,000 for Seven.

A Very English Scandal (231,000) and Compass (211,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

The Sunday Project was 457,000 / 368,000 for 10 then 10 News First (401,000 / 294,000).

On SBS it was  SBS World News (212,000), Secrets Of Our Cities (193,000) and North America With Simon Reeve (142,000). Jeff Bezos: The Rise And Reign Of Amazon was 79,000.

Bluey again dominated multichannels with a huge 343,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 22 March 2020

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  1. I think all networks broke into programming for the federal cabinet ‘lockdown’ announcements in prime time, because so many of the above programs ran way overtime, especially Nine (tuned in for the 9:30pm special and EPG advised that too but didn’t start until around 10pm with a massive 60min overrun)

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