Australia’s cricket test gives Nine the win, Woolworths’ Carols in the Domain slips

Despite the rain delay on day four of the Australia-Pakistan test, Nine’s offering dominated Sunday evening ahead of Seven’s Woolworths’ Carols in the Domain.

woolworths-carols-in-the-domainAccording to the preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTAM, Session 3 of the test, which aired at 7:00pm, had an audience of 931,000.

The cricket was the most watched non-news show, managing a top five spot across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49, 25-54).

It does not appear Seven’s Woolworths’ Carols in the Domain was severely affected by its decision to move the program to a Sunday, with the show managing 721,000 viewers.

Last year the program ran on a Saturday and pulled in 753,000 viewers while Ten’s Big Bash dominated the weekend.

Airing at 9:15pm, Nine’s 60 Minutes captured 875,000 viewers with its special investigation into the murder of Josh Warnake.

Also around the same time, the ABC’s Midsomer Murders, which aired at 8:30pm attracted 500,000 viewers.

The final episode of the three-part ABC documentary series, Joanna Lumley’s Japan attracted 635,000 viewers, losing to Nine’s cricket test in the same time slot.

The program slipped more than 100,000 viewers from last week’s audience of 741,000. 

Channel Ten was also not able to compete with the cricket, grabbing 406,000 viewers for its screening of Home Alone.

At 8:00pm, Seven’s Border Security: America’s Front Line achieved an audience of 600,000.

In news, Seven won the evening with 1.162m viewers ahead of Nine News Sunday’s 902,000.

Nine won the audience share at 24.5%, ahead of Seven at 23.8%, the ABC at 11.6%, Ten at 12.6% and SBS at 4.5%.


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