Cricket and ARIAs fail to attract viewers

Live programming spelled bad news for Nine and Ten on Sunday with Australia’s cricket one day international and the ARIA music awards both failing to pull big audiences.

The evening session of the cricket averaged an audience of 720,000 for Nine, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

The ARIAs failed to make the top 15, with an average audience of 624,000, a particularly disappointing result for Ten as the awards show inherited an audience of 1.44m from Junior Masterchef.

Seven saw an average audience of 1.248m for The X Factor and 1.406m for Bones.

Sunday’s top 15:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.516m
  2. Junior Masterchef Ten 1.440m
  3. Bones Seven 1.406m
  4. Sunday Night Seven 1.262m
  5. The X Factor Seven 1.248m
  6. Nine News Nine 1.154m
  7. Modern Family – Episode 2 Ten 1.057m
  8. Poirot ABC 1.054m
  9. ABC News Update ABC 0.916m
  10. Castle Seven 0.905m
  11. Last Chance to See ABC 0.883m
  12. ABC News ABC 0.872m
  13. Modern Family – Episode 1 Ten 0.724m
  14. One Day Cricket – Session 2 Nine 0.720m
  15. One Day Cricket – Session 1 Nine 0.714m

Sunday’s share:

  • Seven: 27.5%
  • Ten: 18.7%
  • Nine: 17.5%
  • ABC1: 16.4%
  • GO!: 5.8%
  • SBS1: 4.1%
  • 7mate: 2.3%
  • 7TWO: 2.2%
  • SBS2: 1.6%
  • One: 1.5%
  • ABC2: 0.7%
  • ABC News 24: 0.5%
  • Gem: 0.5%
  • ABC3: 0.3%

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