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Howzat tops 2m for Nine

Southern Star’s high quality retelling of Kerry Packer’s creation of World Series Cricket stormed to ratings of 2.097m on Sunday night.

Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War – telling how the late Nine owner shook up the sporting establishment – was the most watched show of Sunday by a long way, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

Nine’s Big Brother performed solidly with an audience of 1.365m for its first live episode.

Ten’s series final of MasterChef All Stars rated 1.05m for the winner announcement, while the rest of the show averaged 802,000.

However, there now seems to be little hope for Ten’s Everybody Dance Now after the first shortened, reworked episode of the dance contest rated just 385,000.

Seven’s reworking of old Kath & Kim episodes as The Souvenir Editions rated 909,000.

In channel share Nine held a strong 32.9% to win the night with Seven behind on 18.9%, ABC1 third on 12.1%, Ten on 10.9% and SBS1 on 4.8%.

In the battle for breakfast television, weekend edition, Weekend Sunrise rated 333,000 ahead of Today on 293,000.

Sunday’s Top 15 programs
1. Howzat! – Nine 2.097m
2. Seven News – Seven 1.513m
3. 60 Minutes – Nine 1.512m
4. Nine News – Nine 1.402m
5. Big Brother – Nine 1.365m
6. Sunday Night – Seven 1.289m
7. Masterchef – Winner Announcement – Ten 1.050m
8. Kath and Kim – Seven 0.909m
9. ABC News – ABC 0.822m
10. Grand Designs – ABC 0.809m
11. Masterchef – Final – Ten 0.802m
12. Dream Build – ABC 0.744m
13. Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple – ABC 0.670m
14. Criminal Minds – Episode 1 – Seven 0.629m
15. The Mentalist – Nine 0.510m

Sunday’s channel share
Nine: 32.9%
Seven: 18.9%
ABC1: 12.1%
Ten: 10.9%
SBS1: 4.8%
7mate: 3.8%
GO!: 3.2%
7TWO 2.8%
One: 2.5%
Eleven: 2.5%
Gem: 1.9%
ABC2: 1.4%
ABC News 24: 0.8%
SBS2: 0.8%
ABC3: 0.7%

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