Julian Assange show rates 1.336m, wins time slot and all main ad demos for Ten

Alex Williams as a young Julian Assange

A tele-movie about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange rated with a hefty 1.336m for struggling broadcaster Ten last night.

The Matchbox Films-produced show, called Underground – The Julian Assange Story, went out at 8.30pm, smashing Nine’s House Husbands, which rated with 961,000 and Killing Time on Seven, which rated 730,000.

It was the top show of the night in the key advertising demographics 18-49, 16-39 and 25-54.

But it was Seven’s Anh Does Vietnam which won the night, with 1.678m.

The show, which follows comedian Anh Do as he rediscovers the place of his birth, aired at 7.30pm, up against 60 Minutes on Nine and Modern Family on Ten.

It was second to Ten’s Assange show in all three key advertising demos.

Seven’s coverage of the V8 Supercars races from Bathurst pulled in 1.253m. Reporting from the podium after the race rated with 1.051m, while the final countdown drew an audience of 865,000.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

1. Anh Does Vietnam Seven 1.678m
2. Sunday Night Seven 1.505m
3. Seven News Seven 1.419m
4. Underground – The Julian Assange Story Ten 1.336m
5. V8s on Seven: The Bathurst 1000 Seven 1.253m
6. 60 Minutes Nine 1.251m
7. Call the Midwife ABC 1.057m
8. V8s on Seven: The Bathurst 1000 – Podium Seven 1.051m
9. Nine News Nine 1.003m
10. House Husbands Nine 0.961m
11. Big Brother Nine 0.941m
12. V8s on Seven: The Bathurst 1000 – Countdown Seven 0.865m
13. ABC News ABC 0.849m
14. Great Southern Land ABC 0.752m
15. Killing Time Seven 0.730m

Sunday’s channel share:

  1. Seven: 23.2%
  2. ABC1: 15.4%
  3. Nine: 19.0%
  4. Ten: 18.0%
  5. 7TWO 3.5%
  6. 7mate: 3.5%
  7. GO!: 3.5%
  8. SBS1: 2.9%
  9. One: 2.9%
  10. Eleven: 2.4%
  11. Gem: 2.3%
  12. ABC2: 1.6%
  13. ABC3: 0.8%
  14. ABC News 24: 0.7%
  15. SBS2: 0.3%


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