Packer’s War dominates ratings

howzat packerThe second part of Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War again delivered Nine a 2m+ ratings bonanza on Sunday night, leaving Seven and Ten with the crumbs.

The Southern Star-produced cricket drama, which starred Lachy Hulme as the media magnate, averaged 2.091m, according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam.

Meanwhile, the first Big Brother live eviction episode averaged 1.25m for Nine.

Seven’s best performers were Seven News (1.531m), Sunday Night (1.468m) and Kath & Kim The Souvenir Editions (892,000). Criminal Minds rated 550,000.

The only prime time show that Ten aired that wasn’t a repeat was Ten News At Five which rated 480,000 and The Project which rated a low 323,000. The Simpsons rated 384,000, double episodes of Modern Family rated 386,000 and 554,000 and Graham Norton Express rated 326,000. NCIS rated 332,000. The network had a share of just 6.6%.

In the key advertiser demographic of 18-49, Modern Family fared slightly better for Ten – moving up from 12th and 18th to 8th and 13th. The second episode of Modern Family was second in its timeslot among 16-39s.

ABC1 outrated Ten with Grand Designs Revisited pulling in 919,000 despite also being a repeat.

On Sunday morning Seven’s Weekend Sunrise beat Nine’s Weekend Today by 369,000 to 287,000.


  • Nine: 33.7%
  • Seven: 19.4%
  • ABC1: 13.6%
  • Ten: 6.6%
  • 7mate: 5.3%
  • SBS1: 4.3%
  • 7TWO 3.2%
  • Gem: 3.1%
  • GO!: 3.0%
  • Eleven: 2.4%
  • ABC2: 1.9%
  • One: 1.9%
  • ABC3: 0.7%
  • ABC News 24: 0.6%
  • SBS2: 0.4%


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