Lego Masters beats Adele special

Nine had a winning Sunday, with Nine News, Lego Masters & 60 Minutes all victorious.

Local beats international….

A Lego Masters special beat a high-profile Adele special on Sunday.

Nine’s Christmas-themed special with Hamish Blake topped entertainment at 804,000 metro viewers, ahead of Adele: One Night Only at 747,000.

Both were over twice the audience of Death in Paradise (361,000), The Graham Norton Show (295,000) and DNA Family Secrets (132,000).

Later 60 Minutes also lead with 470,000, ahead of Total Control (363,000 -which increased on its lead in) and 7News Spotlight (291,000).

Nine network won Sunday with 32.3% then Seven 30.7%, ABC 15.1%, 10 15.0% and SBS 6.8%.

Nine News was #1 at 920,000 with a late edition at 246,000.

Seven News (844,000) was best for Seven. The Dennis Nilsen Story was 178,000.

ABC News pulled 595,000. Antiques Roadshow (153,000) and Nought + Crosses (81,000) followed.

The Sunday Project drew 321,000 / 231,000. 10 News First was 290,000 / 185,000. CSI: Vegas was 217,000 then FBI (206,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (153,000 / 128,000) and The Assassination of JFK (120,000).

Insiders led multichannels on ABC News at 148,000.

In Total TV lifts last Sunday were:
Total Control: 785,000
FBI: 344,000
Parental Guidance: 810,000
Inside Central Station: 333,000
Granny Killer: The Unsolved Murders: 481,000

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 21 November 2021

13 Responses

  1. Legomasters was great, better than I expected. I laughed so hard. I think just the right amount of time has passed since the last season, we were ready for the fun to come back. Good casting choices, and funny writing.

    I recorded Adele purely so that I can watch it without the Oprah bits. Many years ago, Oprah was a quality interviewer but those days are long gone, and she lost her credibility by doing the non-Royal interview. Maybe it would have rated higher if it had just been a spectacular Adele performance.

  2. Lego Masters was great fun last night. Perhaps an interesting blueprint to try for celebrity specials on certain shows going forward? I thought the ‘favourites & celebrities’ dynamic worked really well.

  3. I tried watching CSI and FBI on 10. The amount of graffiti plastered on the bottom quarter, top left, bottom right was pathetic. It was extremely distracting and annoying. Now I see 10 is planning to run one episode of a new series or two, as a marketing pitch for Paramount+. No thanks, not for us. Did SBS charge Boeing and/or Air France for that hour-long commercial on the Boeing 787?

    1. 10’s “watermarks” (they really can’t be called watermarks any more) are absolutely ludicrous, a massive distraction (often with animations) in the corner of your eye at all times. Ironically, the watermark (that actually is a watermark) on 10play is far more tolerable; shame about the 2000s-era picture quality.

  4. I wonder if the Adele special would have been higher if Seven didn’t wait a week to air the special following the US broadcast. Segments/performances had been easily accessible online all throughout the week prior for anyone who wanted to watch them.

    Still, it was a great show. I reckon the UK one would’ve been better. Hopefully that gets picked up here too but it’ll no doubt make its way online either way.

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