Nine wins Sunday, while digital channel Go records highest share in official ratings year

Nine led the start of the ratings week with the premier of Australian telemovie Wicked Love – The Maria Korp Story, although it failed to rate higher than Seven’s evening news and observational documentary, Air Ways.  

Nine’s Go also led among the digital channels, with a 5.3 per cent share. It was the second-highest result for Go since its launch last year. On Christmas Day, during the ratings off season, it attracted a 5.4 per cent share.

Last night, Seven’s 7Two had a 3.3 per cent share, while Ten’s sports channel One with 0.5 per cent.

The result also saw Go surge ahead of SBS’ main channel, SBS1, which had a 4.8 per cent share.

In overall free-to-air TV viewing, Nine was ahead with 26.9 per cent, followed closely by Seven with 26.7 per cent and Ten with 20.4 per cent, according to overnight preliminary OzTam data in the main metropolitan markets.

The return of Nine’s long-running current affairs program 60 Minutes made it on the top ten most watched list with over one million viewers. But it was down slightly from the 1.195 million it averaged last year.

On Ten’s main channel, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation was its biggest-rating show for the night with almost 1.2 million viewers, and was also the most-watched show among 18 to 49 year olds.

However, its new US drama The Good Wife fell below the one million mark to 904,000, after premiering with 1.4 million on February 7. Ten’s House also fell further from 958,000 last week to 764,000 last night.

Meanwhile, among all FTA viewing the third official ratings week of the year was won by Nine’s main channel with 26.8 per cent, followed by Seven with 25.2 per cent and Ten with 18.8 per cent.

Sunday’s channel share:

  • Nine: 26.9%
  • Seven: 26.7%
  • Ten: 20.4%
  • ABC1: 10.9%
  • GO!: 5.3%
  • SBS1: 4.8%
  • 7TWO: 3.3%
  • ABC2: 0.6%
  • One: 0.5%
  • ABC3: 0.4%
  • SBS2: 0.2%

Sunday’s top-rating programs:

  1. Seven News Seven 1.344m
  2. Air Ways Seven 1.342m
  3. Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story Nine 1.295m
  4. Border Security Seven 1.275m
  5. Bones Seven 1.236m
  6. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Ten 1.180m
  7. Nine News Nine 1.162m
  8. Sunday Night Seven 1.073m
  9. 60 Minutes Nine 1.038m
  10. Castle Seven 921,000
  11. ABC News ABC 907,000
  12. The Good Wife Ten 902,000
  13. The Biggest Loser Ten 835,000
  14. Domestic Blitz Nine 821,000
  15. House Ten 761,000

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