60 Minutes show on Thomas Kelly draws 1.1m

60 Minutes

Nine’s 60 Minutes, which featured an interview with the family and friends of Thomas Kelly, who died after being punched in Kings Cross last weekend, drew an audience of 1.1m last night.

The show was down from 1.359m last week, up against MasterChef on Ten, the most-watched non-news show of Sunday night with ratings of 1.465m.

MasterChef was third overall behind night winner Seven News on 1.523m and Sunday Night on 1.482m. However, the cooking show won the key advertising demographics, 16-39, 18-49, 25-54.

Nine’s special broadcast of a charity concert featuring the contestants of the Australian version of The Voice didn’t draw the same large numbers of The Voice itself.

Reaching Out, held last week at Melbourne’s Crown Casino screened from 6.30pm-8pm and took 1.006m, according to preliminary ratings from OzTam.

The concert featuring winner Karise Eden, and finalists Darren Percival, Mahalia Barnes and Sarah DeBono was in aid of The Reach Out Foundation which supports kids dealing with alcohol and drug problems, mental health and family issues and questions about sex and sexuality.

The special placed 8th overall and was second in its time slot behind Seven’s Sunday Night and Billy Connolly’s Route 66. In the first hour, it beat Ten’s New Girl, on 698,000 and Last Man Standing on 550,000 but lost to MasterChef, which took 1.465m.

In another special, the Gregor Jordan-directed Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer, chronicled the Australian athlete’s failed Olympic bid after coming out of retirement. The show aired on ABC1 at 7:30, taking 677,000 and placed 12th overall.

The win for Seven with Seven News and Sunday Night led to it taking the top spot in channel share with 26.4% over Nine’s 19.5% and Ten’s 15.8%.

Sunday’s top 15 shows
1. Seven News – Seven 1.523m
2. Sunday Night – Seven 1.482m
3. Masterchef – Ten 1.465m
4. Nine News – Nine 1.393m
5. Downton Abbey – Seven 1.375m
6. Billy Connolly’s Route 66 – Seven 1.235m
7. 60 Minutes – Nine 1.109m
8. The Voice: Reaching Out – Nine 1.006m
9. ABC News – ABC 0.774m
10. New Girl – Ten 0.698m
11. The Mentalist – Episode 1 – Nine 0.689m
12. Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer – ABC 0.677m
13. The Graham Norton Show – Ten 0.579m
14. Last Man Standing – Ten 0.550m
15. The Mentalist – Episode 2 – Nine 0.548m

Sunday’s channel share
Seven: 26.4%
Nine: 19.5%
Ten: 15.8%
ABC1: 9.2%
SBS1: 5.9%
7mate: 4.8%
GO!: 4.8%
Eleven: 3.2%
7TWO 2.9%
Gem: 2.0%
One: 2.0%
ABC2: 1.8%
ABC3: 0.7%
ABC News 24: 0.6%
SBS2: 0.6%


  1. georgie
    16 Jul 12
    11:39 am

  2. Nine-one trick pony. trick failed.Footy doesnt seem to be rating this year.

  3. robbo
    16 Jul 12
    12:59 pm

  4. Graham Norton Show is excellent.
    Love it.

  5. Jason Jordan
    16 Jul 12
    1:43 pm

  6. I really want to know if there were two cameras at the interview.

    Langdon was shown crying during the interview, but did she turn it on for the noddies or was the story cut up from two different cameras?

  7. Janine
    16 Jul 12
    2:34 pm

  8. OZTam figures released to date this year.Over 55’s keeping 7 afloat.This won;t wash with advertisers for long.

  9. georgie
    16 Jul 12
    4:18 pm

  10. Graham Norton is funny.never watch 60 mins for that very reason Jason.

  11. Daniel
    16 Jul 12
    5:06 pm

  12. Jason, I think you’d find there is always just one camera at these interviews. They would never hire two cameramen for an interview with one person. Langdom put on the tears after they left for the camera. It’s an old journo trick they’ve been doing since the 1980s as shown in Broadcast News.

  13. richie
    17 Jul 12
    11:31 am

  14. Not a bad story, but Liam Bartlett’s interview questions in the Norway massacre story were horrendous and out of line.

  15. Adam Paull
    17 Jul 12
    11:40 am

  16. 60 Minutes regularly have two or more cameras for interviews – remember the journalist is the star!