It was history-in-the-making yesterday.
Live coverage of Joe Biden’s victory speech on ABC News drew 338,000 viewers in the early afternoon, in the aptly titled Close of Business slot. That compares with 125,000 on Seven, 78,000 on Nine, albeit for averages of varying timeslot length.
By evening the interest was all but over. A swiftly scheduled special on Seven only managed 251,000 in the key 8:30pm slot -lower than Weekend Sunrise.
Meanwhile The Block was Sunday’s #1 averaging 1.01m, its best this season, rising to 1.06m for the Room Winner.
That was well ahead of Beat the Chasers (630,000), Junior MasterChef (526,000) and Restoration Australia (522,000).
Later 60 Minutes drew 649,000 eclipsing ABC’s Roadkill (380,000).
Nine network won Sunday with 32.3% then Seven 23.7%, 10 18.6%, ABC 18.0% and SBS 7.4%.
Nine News was 931,000 with a late edition at 295,000.
Seven News was best for Seven at 954,000.
The Sunday Project drew 471,000 / 334,000 for 10, 10 News First (312,000 / 237,000) and FBI (254,000 / 174,000) followed.
ABC News pulled 660,000 for ABC. Doc Martin (258,000) and The Sound was 89,000.
On SBS it was SBS World News (207,000), Railways Of The Western Front (178,000), and Rise Of Empires (150,000).
Bluey again topped multichannels at 392,000.
There was also high viewing in Melbourne for Weekend Breakfast on ABC News when Dan Andrews announced more easing of Victorian restrictions, at 163,000 in Melbourne.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 8 November 2020