Seven, Nine locked in Sunday battle.

Seven News & Farmer Wants a Wife give network the edge. New Bluey still pulls massive numbers.

Seven and Nine were neck and neck in share as OzTAM survey resumed on Sunday, but Seven edged ahead thanks to its rural dating show.

Farmer Wants a Wife won its slot at 604,000 metro viewers.

Nine’s Lego Masters led in demos with 507,000 in Total Viewers, then from 7:30pm I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (445,000) and Grand Designs (432,000).

Later Midsomer Murders drew 437,000 followed by 60 Minutes (320,000), NCIS: Hawaii (200,000) and Code 1: Minute by Minute (198,000)

Earlier in the day Bluey continued to draw bumper numbers at a massive 528,000 plus 193,000 for a replay.

Seven network clinched the night at 28.5% to Nine’s 28.1%, then ABC 18.3%, 10 17.6% and SBS 7.6%.

Seven News was #1 at 896,000. Born to Kill managed 109,000.

Nine News drew 778,000 with a late edition at 215,000.

ABC News was 507,000. Compass (173,000) and Close to Me (101,000) followed.

The Sunday Project drew 260,000 / 171,000 for 10. 10 News First was 158,000 / 142,000 with FBI at 126,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (126,000 / 81,000), Lost Beasts (115,000), and Black Gold (77,000).

In Total TV numbers last Sunday were:

Octonauts: 222,000
Close to Me: 215,000
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here: 820,000
In Our Blood: 232,000
60 Minutes: 735,000
Ray Martin: Mysteries of the Outback: 321,000

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 16 April 2023

8 Responses

  1. The episode of Bluey which got 193,000 and made the top 20 was the repeat from an earlier season, which was shown right after the first-run episode in the morning. The evening screening of the new episode got 140,000.

  2. Unfortunately Seven News in Brisbane last night was old news….Tupperware was not riveting stuff on “flashback” but it was the same footage and story they had on Thursday night only with Max Futcher adding more useless information to fill in a few extra minutes before the weather report. This viewer is not fooled with their “extraordinary exclusive” news items nor am I fooled with Kay McGrath doing “news” items for the older viewers disguised as info commercials. It an insult to the viewer in my opinion.

  3. A very competitive night for the big 4 networks, with all doing reasonably well for their main 7pm or 7:30pm offering. 60 Minutes, on the other hand, had a very low figure. Thats concerning with Seven’s Spotlight returning to the schedule soon.

    1. Yes, minute by minute lost over 400,000 viewers from Farmer and yet 60 minutes lost less than 200,000 from Lego Masters in the same transition.
      As with In Our Blood, perhaps a niche audience and some were may not have been interested, or they binged it all on iView.

    2. Am so much avoiding these regurgited old news shows. Many don’t want to be constantly reminded of the Claremont Murders, Bali bombings, Ivan Milat, etc., but guess it’s a cheap hour or so considering most is already in the cans. 198,000 is much more than it deserved.

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