Australia’s early victory in third test shakes up Sunday ratings

Channel Nine saw 1.290m viewers tune in to watch Australia wrap up a comprehensive victory against South Africa on Sunday evening, but wasn’t enough to help Nine win the night.

Australia claimed an easy victory over South Africa in the third test. Source: Channel Nine

Australia claimed an easy victory over South Africa in the third test. Source: Channel Nine

That session of the cricket was the most viewed program in the 16-39 age demographic, according to OzTAM’s overnight metro ratings, while Nine News was the most popular in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics.

Nine News aired slightly earlier than its advertised start time of 7:00pm in Sydney and Melbourne, achieving 1.047m viewers, whereas Seven’s 6:00pm News attracted 1.171m viewers and was the most watched program of the night.

Ten’s Family Feud airing at 6:00pm managed 294,000 while the ratings dropped slightly to 285,000 for the follow-up 6:30pm All Star episode.

ABC’s Crowded House Live at Sydney Opera House drew 643,000 viewers at 7:30pm, beating a repeat screening of Ten’s Modern Family, which pulled 360,000 in the same time slot.

Nine’s 60 Minutes was scheduled to air at 7:30pm but started early due to the cricket attracted an audience of 658,000 according to Nine’s Ratings Report Daily Rating.

Seven’s Homeland Security which aired at 8:00pm saw 624,000 viewers topping Ten’s Modern Family, also a re-run, with 316,000.

Seven won the night with total audience share of 22.3% in front of Nine’s 18.%, ABC’s 13.8%, Ten’s 7.8% and SBS’s 4.7%.

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