Season high for Farmer, Seven News tips magic million.

Back to back wins for Seven. Masterchef nabs best demos in the reality race.

Seven enjoyed back to back wins last night helping it to another Sunday victory.

A Farmer Wants a Wife finale finished with a season high of 737,000 metro viewers -a Reunion is still to come.

That was well in front of MasterChef Australia (492,000 from 7:30pm) but the cooking show was best in demos, then The Summit (441,000) which is up on last Sunday and Grand Designs (417,000 from 7:30pm).

Later 7News Spotlight led with 362,000 defeating 60 Minutes (355,000), NCIS: Hawaii (190,000) and The Messenger (179,000).

During the day Bluey topped multichannels at a bumper 492,000.

Seven network won Sunday with 32.4% then Nine 27.2%, 10 18.3%, ABC 14.0% and SBS 8.1%.

Seven News was #1 at a high 1.04m. The Latest was 194,000 then Born to Kill (102,000).

Nine News (831,000) was best for Nine with a late edition at 196,000.

The Sunday Project scored 305,000 / 193,000 for 10. 10 News First was 197,000 / 152,000. FBI managed 114,000.

ABC News drew 546,000. Antiques Roadshow (163,000), Compass (159,000) and movie: Suffragette (73,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (155,000 / 110,000), Lost Beasts (119,000) and Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition (95,000).

In Total TV numbers last Sunday were:

Kangaroo Beach: 55,000
The Messenger: 512,000
MasterChef Australia: 834,000
60 Minutes: 636,000
Farmer Wants a Wife: 1.35m
The Summit: 688,000
NCIS: Hawaii: 299,000
Eurovision Song Contest: Winner: 376,000

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 21 May 2023

6 Responses

  1. Very poor ratings for The Messenger – I gave up after episode one, didn’t think it was anything much to write home about. The ABC is really struggling with its Aussie dramas in that 8.30 Sunday night timeslot, if it’s not Mystery Road or the Newsreader.

  2. The Summit continues to build four episodes in. It should only grow stronger once Farmer ends tonight.

    Tears will be flowing at Seven as Farmer comes to an end. It’s their biggest hit of the year and it’s unclear what if anything will replicate its success as the year goes on.

    1. That’s a slightly hyperbolic take isn’t it? Seven still have The Voice and Dancing with The Stars to come (among other shows). Both are traditionally among Seven’s top performers for the year.

      The Summit is currently doing numbers that saw Celebrity Apprentice and Beauty and the Geek not return this year. A 40k lift in a week isn’t enough to change that. It’s also much less competitive in the younger demos (that Nine actively target) than both of those shows. It’s not in the same postcode as Masterchef.

      The fact that Nine dropped primetime programming for last minute encores multiple times last week shows that they aren’t happy with the numbers, and if I have to listen to their NRL commentators spend anymore time telling me how good it is I’m going scream.

      1. It’s not hyperbolic at all. Fact- Summit continues to build. Look at the ratings. And fact – Farmer is Seven’s top rating show of the year. Again look at ratings. Why would Seven be happy a top performer like Farmer is ending, especially after Blow Up flopped? And Voice/Dancing haven’t aired so isn’t it unclear if anything will replicate Farmer’s success?

      2. Agree 100% with your comment. Barely above what Summit had been already doing (on a night inflated by 7pm start with news lead-in and NRL for a couple of markets anyway) is not a good result, more worrying too is it still came third in its timeslot and even more so didn’t feature in the demographics which not just MasterChef but even Farmer did.

        And yes, as for Nine’s remaining year, they have to work a lot harder/rely on their entertainment shows (Block only standout that comes to mind) as Seven own the news and Friday/Saturday sport spaces, not to mention proven hits like Voice.

        Regardless, I don’t think it’s just ratings/publicity, I feel it’s more Nine unhappy with their ROI (very expensive and what did they promise commercial clients?)

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