Lego leads entertainment, demos for Nine.

Ratings: Nine still ahead of the pack in early evening viewing, before numbers dropped across the board.

Lego Masters is still leading the entertainment pack at 767,000 and topping the demos on Sunday.

That was 200,000 ahead of MasterChef Australia at 567,000 from 7:30pm, then Big Brother (531,000) and Spicks & Specks (498,000 from 7:40pm).

Later viewing was pretty low with 60 Minutes at 460,000 then Crime Investigation Australia (254,000), FBI: Most Wanted (226,000) and Wakefield (174,000).

Nine network won Sunday with 31.8% then Seven 27.2%, 10 20.0%, ABC 14.5% and SBS 6.6%.

Nine News was best for Nine at 901,000. A late edition drew 247,000.

Seven News was #1 at 1.03m for Seven. The Real Manhunter was 146,000.

The Sunday Project managed 409,000 / 269,000 for 10. 10 News First was 269,000 / 218,000.

ABC News (618,000) was best for ABC. Compass (194,000) and Smother (157,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (160,000 / 123,000), with 3 episodes of Pandemic 2020 averaging  82,000.

9GEM’s Death in Paradise led multichannels at 175,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 9 May 2021

20 Responses

  1. I was interested in the SBS Pandemic 2020 show but didn’t want to watch three episodes back to back to back so stuck with Spicks and Specks. Will try and catch up on demand later.

    1. i’ve enjoyed them ‘playing the game’ & the alliances etc in BB but what it really doesn’t have enough of is the fun factor in the nomination challenges, some of the other challenges have been really fun like when they had to not react to all sorts of madness happening around them (the large dog sitting in the diary room with SJ was a classic) The nomination challenges have been so boring i usually fwd thru them to the last minute or so when the suspense builds up. Overall though considering the challenges of filming a show during covid restrictions i think BB is pretty good but Lego def wins in terms of fun.

  2. I am enjoying Masterchef….no hardship watching and following…
    I did look at Big Brother…on two occasions…late at night….I could not get excited or even slightly interested….Use to love the old version….and late night…and my kids kept watching all day on their phones…

  3. Disappointing numbers for Wakefield. I don’t think it is very entertaining so I am not watching. But the whole series has been available on iview for some time so I suspect many have already watched it. Same with other shows on Saturday and Sunday. Is there a reason the ABC has started doing this?

    1. They have done it before, it depends on the show… same as SBS.. even 10 has experimented with this. There is definitely a trade-off in adopting this path, so I’m not sure it’s the right one. Wakefield is extraordinary.

  4. Big Brother is becoming unbareable and ive always been a fan. I enjoyed this season but the past few episodes are just dredful. Really struggled to get to the end of last nights ep. The dodgy gimmicks like the red button is lame… can we get to see abit of the normal interaction?

    He worst part is sadly the challenges, they are so repetative now i dont wanna watch who can hold something the longest anymore. And dragging on and on for nearly 2 hes with a pretty boring cast as well (only a few good game players) no one seems to want to make a move. I wouldnt be surprised if this dips below 500k soon!

  5. Nine and 10 didn’t have anything else in the can and started before Big Brother, so for Seven executives must be saying to themselves ‘why didn’t we extend / put more faith in Dancing with the Stars?’ Not having a go at Big Brother, which is doing pretty good and better in the demographics, but for publicity and shares, a longer DWTS clearly would’ve done Seven very nicely (they won Sunday a few weeks ago). Counter argument to that might be that DWTS demographics are bad and I believe they reported Big Brother was well up in its timeslot in the demographics. So it’s a tough one, if they’re to only renew one, which do they go with?

    1. DWTS doesnt cover enough of the schedule thought I doubt they are tryna choose between 1. BB is not great atm in my opinion! Very repetative and boring they should be worried if it dips below 500 in overnights surely.

    2. DWTS only did well on the back on ANZAC day AFL (Sunday) + WA lockdown
      9 should extend MAFS next year post ANZAC weekend – this would hinder any 7 hyped show.
      9 slowly making in roads on Sat, night (would have one last week if they kept ACA & Space Busters
      on main channel – left Rugby on Gem)

      1. “Only did well because of” are you are that DWTS itself wasn’t just a darn good season and clearly resonated? It was just my opinion, but the numbers it did for a network that had a bit of a shocker Q1 is too much to not renew, it’s just that Big Brother is getting much better demographics, so for advertisers might sway Seven to keep BB and ditch DWTS (even though I think that’s the wrong move).

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