The NRL Grand Final drew 2.1m metro viewers as Melbourne Storm defeated Penrith Panthers.
In Sydney there were 848,000 viewers followed by Melbourne (608,000) and Brisbane (492,000).
Including regional viewers the number climbed to 2.97m.
The numbers were also higher than 2019’s 1.86m metro/ 2.65m (with regional).
Nine network won the night with a massive 49.3% share -Nine’s biggest all year- then Seven 20.0%, ABC 13.5%, 10 10.9% and SBS.
Nine News also won its slot at 1.11m viewers, with a late edition at 526,000.
Seven News drew 1.08m viewers. Billion Dollar Cruises at Sea was 454,000 and movie: A Star is Born pulled 284,000.
ABC News was 636,000 but Restoration Australia was the top entertainment show of the night at 494,000 viewers. Grantchester (431,000), Doc Martin (240,000) and Australia Remastered (190,000) followed.
The Sunday Project led for 10 at 394,000 / 328,000. 10 News First (321,000 / 247,000), The Graham Norton Show (218,000) and FBI (140,000 / 133,000) followed.
On SBS it was SBS World News (190,000), Children of the Sun (157,000) and Concorde (142,000).
Melburnians turned onto ABC News for a morning press conference with 255,000 nationally.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 25 October 2020.