Nine dominant on Sunday as AFL grabs more viewers than NRL

Nine had a dominant win on Sunday night with Big Brother getting a slight audience lift following the reintroduction of last year’s winner Tim Dormer to the house.

Seven’s exclusive interview with former Prime Minister John Howard failed to fire as Sunday Night, on at 8pm, only managed 1.058m viewers, while Nine’s rival 60 Minutes at 8.10pm got 1.22m viewers. ABC’s new drama The Code, starting at 8.30pm, had 771,000 viewers on debut.

The night was won by The Block: Glasshouse, which grabbed 1.664m viewers at 6.30pm comfortably ahead of Seven’s The X Factor which had 1.131m viewers in the same slot. Ten’s film Iron Man 2, running from 6.30pm to 9pm, had 448,000 viewers.

Big Brother won its timeslot at 9.20pm, with a slightly improved 667,000 viewers, just beating Seven’s Castle which had 548,000, and Ten’s Formula One which had 296,000 viewers at the same time for the Singapore Grand Prix.

ABC’s re-run of Doctor Who at 7.45pm had 644,000 viewers, slightly down on last week, while Compass at 6.30pm snuck into the top 15 shows with 439,000 viewers, and The Bletchley Circle had 423,000 at 9.30pm.

Nine won the night with 25.9 per cent audience share, ahead of Seven’s 20.7 per cent, with ABC third on 12.3 per cent ahead of Ten on 10.2 per cent, and SBS One on 6.2 per cent.

Across the weekend the AFL and NRL finals contests enjoyed strong audiences, with Friday’s AFL preliminary final between Sydney Swans and North Melbourne watched by 744,000 on Seven’s main channel in Melbourne, Adelaide, a further 258,000 watching on 7Mate in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth and 424,000 tuning in on Fox Footy. Saturday’s game between Hawthorn and Port Adelaide got 478,000 viewers for Fox Footy and 966,000 on Seven’s main channel in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Nine retained exclusive rights for the live NRL finals and hd 782,000 viewers on Friday in Sydney and Brisbane for the match between Sydney Roosters and North Queensland, while Saturday’s match up of Canterbury Bulldogs v Manly got 811,000 in the same cities according to OzTam’s overnight metro ratings.

Top 15 shows:

1 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE Network 9 1,664,000

2 SEVEN NEWS  Network 7 1,225,000

3 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,220,000

4 60 MINUTES Network 9 1,211,000


6 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 1,058,000

7 ABC NEWS-SU Network ABC1 841,000

8 THE CODE-EV Network ABC1 771,000

9 BIG BROTHER -SUN Network 9 667,000

10 DOCTOR WHO-EV Network ABC1 644,000

11 CASTLE Network 7 548,000


13 IRON MAN 2 RPT Network TEN 448,000

14 COMPASS-EV Network ABC1 439,000


Audience share:

Network 9 25.9%

Network 7 20.7%

Network ABC1 12.3%

Network TEN 10.2%

Network SBS ONE 6.2%

Network 7TWO 4.3%

Network ONE 3.7%

Network 7mate 3.7%

Network GO! 3.0%

Network Gem 2.6%

Network ELEVEN 2.5%

Network ABC2 2.1%

Network ABC3 1.1%

Network ABC News 24 1.1%

Network SBS 2 0.6%

Network NITV 0.1%

Overall share:

Network 9 TTL 31.5%

Network 7 TTL 28.7%

Network ABC TTL 16.6%

Network TEN TTL 16.4%

Network SBS TTL 6.9%

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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