Nine News tops Sunday as curfew ends

Ratings: Melbourne locks onto lockdown changes. New multichannel barely registers a blip.

Interest in Melbourne’s lockdown changes was a big drawcard on Sunday, pushing Nine News (1.13m) to a rare win over Seven News (1.09m).

A 12:30pm press conference saw a previously-scheduled Landline pushed into the Top 10 at 480,000 (292,000 of them in Melbourne) and Close of Business on ABC News topped multichannels at 272,000 (222,000 in Melbourne). Last night was also the final curfew.

Meanwhile The Block was the top entertainment drawcard at 928,000 rising to 997,000 for the Room Winner.

That defeated All New Monty: Guys & Gals drew 717,000 (rising to 800,000 for the Performance), then The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (433,000 from 7:40pm) and Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story (365,000 from 7:30pm).

Later 60 Minutes (520,000) led its slot then Grantchester (440,000) and 7News Spotlight: Surviving the Crash (315,000).

Nine won Sunday with 31.5% then Seven 27.7%, ABC 16.7%, 10 16.3% and SBS 7.9%.

A later Nine News edition drew 234,000.

Inside Belmarsh Prison was just 154,000 on Seven.

ABC News pulled 693,000 for ABC. Doc Martin (277,000) and Australia Remastered (245,000) followed.

The Sunday Project (379,000 /  256,000) was best for 10. 10 News First (241,000 / 173,000) and FBI (251,000 / 161,000) followed.

On SBS it was Ancient Superstructures (206,000), SBS World News (191,000) and Watergate (109,000).

New multichannel 10 Shake was a negligible 0.4% with Lip Sync Battle the highest rated show at just 16,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 27 September 2020

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  1. 10Shake has kid’s shows during the day and tosh most nights. Viewers didn’t rush to Nine’s new channel either.

    In other news about 10: “Tonight’s programming prize goes to the person whose primetime schedule was 6 consecutive repeat eps of Big Bang followed by a repeat of Gogglebox followed by 4 consecutive repeat eps of Friends. The Sales Dept have a special surprise for you out in the carpark.”

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