I’m a Celebrity absence sees Ten’s share tumble as ABC news special on Malcolm Fraser draws 548,000

Channel Ten’s share of TV viewers almost halved last night from the previous Sunday as the absence of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here saw its audience slip below 10 per cent on a dismal night for the network.

Last Sunday the final of I’m a Celebrity saw Ten take 17.7 per cent. But its share last night tumbled to 9.9 per cent, with Shark Tank’s metro audience at 7.30pm collapsing from 973,000 last week – later corrected to 856,000 to account for the overrunning of I’m a Celebrity – to 638,000.

Ten’s US musical drama series Empire, which aired at 9.30pm, attracted a paltry 142,000 – making it the 75th most watched show of the evening, whilst two new episodes of sitcom Modern Family from 7.30pm managed 486,000 and 565,000 viewers respectively.

Nine won the night with a share of almost 24 per cent, helped by another strong showing for a resurgent The Block Triple Threat which drew 1.13m, rising to 1.26m for the Room Reveal. They were the two most watched non-news shows of Sunday with 60 Minutes, which aired directly after The Block attracting 1.02m.

The network’s coverage of the NRL game between the Rabbitohs and the West Tigers was seen by 340,000 Sydney viewers and 134,000 in Brisbane.

The ABC News special on former PM Malcolm Fraser, which clashed with The Block, drew 548,000.

Over on Seven, Downton Abbey at 9pm was viewed by 848,000, down 31,000 on last Sunday’s outing, while Australia: The Story of Us also fell away slightly, down from 894,000 to 866,000.

Nine took the news honours with 1.15m metro viewers tuning in for the 6pm bulletin, just ahead of Seven’s 1.13m.

Top 20 shows:


2 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,151,000

3 THE BLOCK TRIPLE THREAT -SUN Network 9 1,137,000

4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 1,133,000

5 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,027,000

6 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 962,000

7 AUSTRALIA: THE STORY OF US Network 7 866,000

8 DOWNTON ABBEY Network 7 848,000

9 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 739,000

10 SHARK TANK Network TEN 638,000

11 MODERN FAMILY EP 2 Network TEN 563,000

12 ABC NEWS SPECIAL-EV Network ABC 548,000

13 SUNDAY AFTERNOON NRL LIVE Network 9 515,000

14 BROADCHURCH-EV Network ABC 500,000

15 MODERN FAMILY Network TEN 486,000

16 FAMILY FEUD SUNDAY Network TEN 409,000


18 CASTLE Network 7 344,000

19 SEVEN NEWS AT 5 Network 7 324,000

20 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS Network TEN 314,000

Audience share:

Network 9 23.8%

Network 7 22.5%

Network ABC 10.2%

Network TEN 9.9%

Network 7mate 5.4%

Network SBS ONE 5.1%

Network GO! 4.6%

Network 7TWO 4.1%

Network ELEVEN 3.4%

Network Gem 3.4%

Network ONE 2.5%

Network ABC2 2.2%

Network ABC News 24 1.2%

Network SBS 2 0.9%

Network ABC3 0.7%

Network NITV 0.1%

Total share:

Network 7 TTL 32.1%

Network 9 TTL 31.8%

Network TEN TTL 15.8%

Network ABC TTL 14.2%

Network SBS TTL 6.1%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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