379,000 metro viewers tune in for final Sunday Night episode on Seven

The final episode of Seven’s current affairs program Sunday Night went to air last night, with 379,000 metro viewers watching the celebratory and reflective special.

The show was up against the tail end of Hamish and Andy’s perfect holiday on Nine, which averaged 715,000, followed by Sunday Night rival 60 Minutes with 528,000.


It was also beaten by a Spicks and Specs Australian music special, which had 721,000, followed by Mystify Michael Hutchence on 418,000.

Sunday Night did, however, manage to better Ten’s offering of The Graham Norton Show (330,000), and NCIS (284,000).

With the addition of regional viewers, Sunday Night’s farewell episode had 546,000 compared to 60 Minutes’ 777,000 and Hamish and Andy’s 981,000.

Spicks and Specs on the ABC jumped to 1.078m, well ahead of The Graham Norton Show’s 448,000 and NCIS’ 440,000.

Zumbo’s Just Desserts, which aired prior to the Sunday Night farewell at 7pm, had 405,000 in the cities, and 615,000 in total.

Hamish and Andy’s Perfect Holiday, followed by 60 Minutes, were the most-watched programs across they key advertising demographics of those aged 16 to 39, 18 to 49, and 25 to 54. The programs also helped Nine’s primary channel to a winning 26.9% share in the 16 to 39s, and 24.0% in the 25 to 54s. On a network basis, it led the 16 to 39s with 38.6%, and the 25 to 54s with 35.1%.

Seven did, however, manage to have the most-watched program of the night, with Seven News securing 859,000 overnight metro viewers, and 1.311m in total. Nine News had 734,000 and 997,000, and secured a win over Seven in Melbourne.

Earlier in the day, day four of the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan had 390,000 metro viewers for session one (594,000 total), 470,000 for session two (721,000), and 450,000 for session three (708,000).

Overall, with the strength of 60 Minutes and Hamish and Andy, Nine’s primary channel took the win in total people, with a 20.3% share, ahead of Seven’s 16.3%, ABC’s 15.5%, Ten’s 10.1%, and SBS’ 5.8%.

The most-watched multi-channel was Nine’s Gem on 3.8%, helping to push the Nine Network to 30.9%. Seven Network had 25.4%, ABC’s channels had 20.0%, and Network Ten was on 14.6%. SBS Network had a 9.1% share.

This is the final week of the official ratings year.


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