Nine doubles down on Sunday

Ratings: Nine wins all primetime slots, with The Block double -or even quadruple- the opposition.

The TV programmer’s annual enemy, Daylight Saving is now in play for the rest of the year and on Sunday it combined with a long weekend in several states.

But Nine drew huge numbers, thanks in part to an NRL lead into primetime.

The Block pulled 981,000 viewers, rising to 1.06m for the Room Winner.

That was more than double (and in some cases quadruple) The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (428,000), The Test (346,000), Ancient Superstructures (245,000) and The Graham Norton Show (202,000).

Later 60 Minutes also won at 609,000 then Grantchester (440,000), Crime Investigation Australia (191,000) and FBI (171,000 / 140,000).

Nine network easily won Sunday with a big 36.7% share then Seven 26.8%, ABC 16.9%, 10 14.2% and SBS 8.4%.

Nine News won its slot at 955,000. A late edition was 292,000.

Seven News (874,000) was best for Seven.

ABC News pulled 636,000. Doc Martin (270,000) and Australia Remastered (195,000) followed for ABC.

The Sunday Project (358,000 / 252,000) was best for 10. 10 News First was 212,000 / 185,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (200,000). Watergate drew just 77,000.

Bluey led multichannels at 175,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 4 October 2020

11 Responses

  1. What’s next for 10 News First? I have never seen numbers so bad. At what point do they just have a 1hr national bulletin or axe the whole thing? They should have gone with CBS 10 Eyewitness News. That may have created more of a credible identity. Coming from Brisbane it has not been dominant there for decades. I’m sure it originally got solid numbers at 5 o’clock.

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