Nine’s 60 Minutes episode with Bernard Tomic and investigation into Opal Tower pulls 880,000 metro viewers

Sunday night’s 60 Minutes interview with Bernard and John Tomic and an investigation into the Opal Tower incident delivered the highest audience for the Nine program in more than a year.

The episode, which commenced at 8:30pm, pulled a metro audience of 880,000 and swelled to 1.214m nationally, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary figures. It placed second across key advertising demographics 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54, and was beaten only by Nine’s earlier program, Married at First Sight.

Until last night, the highest rating episode of 60 Minutes was in October 2017 – 1.058m metro viewers.

But Married at First Sight remained the number one program for Sunday, capturing 1.088m metro viewers and a national audience of 1.454m, its highest audience to date. The show was comfortably ahead of rival reality shows, Seven’s My Kitchen Rules and Ten’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

MKR achieved a metro audience of 808,000, while I’m A Celebrity managed 591,000 for the episode and 662,000 for elimination, which saw Jacqui Lambie leave the jungle. Nationally, Seven’s MKR pulled an audience of 1.207m, while Ten’s I’m A Celebrity audience was 860,000.

Seven was more successful in news, with an audience of 1.054m at 6pm, while Nine News Sunday captured 881,000. The most watched program for the ABC was its news offering, with 689,000 metro viewers.

Earlier on Sunday, Seven’s coverage of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka continued. Day three pulled an audience of 327,000 for session one, before climbing to metro audiences of 491,000 and 613,000 for sessions two and three.

Overall, Nine nabbed another Sunday win, with an average audience of 25.9% while Seven’s audience was 20.6%. Ten scraped a lead over the ABC, with shares of 11.9% and 11.5% respectively. SBS’ share was 4.2%.

When including multi-channels, Nine Network’s share grew to 35.1% – helped by a 4.2% share on 9Go – while Seven grew to a 27.8% share of audience. ABC Network’s share was 16.1%, Network Ten grew to 15.2% when including 10 Bold and 10 Peach, and SBS Network’s share was 5.8%.


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