Nine’s 60 Minutes North Korea episode dominates the demos, but Seven wins Sunday’s overall TV ratings

Nine put on a strong performance across the key advertising demographics last night, with Nine News Sunday and 60 Minutes holding top spots across the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s.

60 Minutes – which offered an inside look into the NT News newsroom and saw reporter Tom Seinfort visit North Korea – was the most watched program in the 16-39s and 18-49s, with audiences of 148,000 and 261,000 respectively, while Nine News Sunday won the 25-54 audience with 322,000 metro viewers.

Overall, the shows attracted 736,000 and 889,000 metro viewers respectively.

Both programs performed better than Nine’s Family Food Fight, which ran in the 7pm slot with 552,000 metro viewers. The new cooking show featured across all key advertising demographics, placing third in the 18-49s and fourth in the 16-39s and 25-54s.

Despite Nine’s strong performance, Seven snatched a win from Nine in the overall average audience shares, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary ratings.

The channel managed a share of 18.4% over Nine’s 18.3%. Ten’s share was 8%, ABC had a share of 16.5% and SBS averaged a share of 4.4%.

On Seven, the most watched show was Seven News Sunday, with 932,000 metro viewers, while Sunday Night attracted 693,000 metro viewers.

The Wall beat Family Food Fight in the same time slot, with 634,000 metro viewers.

But the most watched program of the night was ABC’s Doc Martin with a metro audience of 1.042m – the only program with more than 1m viewers this Sunday.

ABC News Sunday beat Nine News Sunday, with 907,000 metro viewers.

On Ten, the most watched program with the 7pm Sunday Project – at 339,000 metro viewers.

Competing against Nine’s Family Food Fight and Seven’s The Wall was Bull, which managed 300,000.


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