ABC soars above Ten as Rove flops again

The ABC received a rare 20.8 per cent ratings share for Sunday night, bumping Ten under the 20 per cent mark and into fourth place after Australian Idol and Rove numbers decreased again.  

Midsomer Murders on the ABC was the top performer for the station, coming in as the third most watched show for Sunday with just under 1.3m viewers, according to preliminary OzTam results. Another two ABC programmes made the top ten,  Stephen Fry in America at 7:30 with 1.1m and ABC News at 7pm, just over 900,000.

For Ten, Rove dropped from 1.1m to just over 830,000 and despite the introduction of new judge, Sony Music talent scout Jay Dee Springbett, Australian Idol dropped from 1.2m last week to a little under 1.1m.

The first session of The Ashes at 7:30 pulled in a respectable audience for the station with just over 400,000.

Over at Seven, Dancing with the Stars took out the 6:30 timeslot for the second Sunday running with 1.4m, taking the network to a win for the beginning of the ratings week.

Last night’s share: Seven 26%, Nine 24.2%, ABC 20.8%, Ten 19.9% and SBS 9.1%.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

  1. Seven News – Seven 1.7m
  2. Dancing with the Stars – Seven 1.4m
  3. Midsomer Murders – ABC 1.3m
  4. Nine News – Nine 1.3m
  5. Bones 8:30pm – Seven 1.1m
  6. Domestic Blitz – Nine 1.1m
  7. Stephen Fry in America – ABC 1.1m
  8. Australian Idol – Ten 1.1m
  9. 60 Minutes – Nine 1m
  10. ABC News – ABC 0.9m
  11. Rescue Special Ops – Nine 0.9m
  12. Bones – 9:30pm – Seven 0.9m
  13. Rove – Ten 0.8m
  14. Ten News – Ten 0.7m
  15. The Einstein Factor – ABC 0.7m

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