Sainsbury interview delivers for 60 Minutes as Nine cleans up Sunday night

Nine’s 60 Minutes interview with accused Colombian drugged smuggler Cassie Sainsbury was the show’s highest rating episode of the year – with 1.040m metro viewers.

The interview, which took place in a women’s prison in Colombia, placed second across all key advertising demographics – 16-39, 18-49, and 25-54s, just behind Nine’s 7:00pm offering, The Block.

Nine’s The Block managed to top Sunday night ratings with 1.395m metro viewers, but it was a fall from last week’s audience of 1.545m.

The Block was still ahead of rival shows Sevens Little Big Shots – which had 1.022m metro viewers – and Ten’s Australian Survivor, which managed 570,000 metro viewers.

However, Australian Survivor placed third in the 16-39 ad demographic, fourth in the 18-49s and fifth in the 25-54s, while Little Big Shots appeared in the key advertising demographics once – in fifth place of the 16-39s.

ABC’s Grand Designs: House of the Year, which ran in the early time slot, was slightly behind Ten’s Australian Survivor, with 540,000 metro viewers.

In the later time slot alongside 60 Minutes, was Seven’s Sunday Night, which averaged a metro audience of 633,000 metro viewers.

However ABC’s The Doctor Blake Mysteries defeated Seven’s Sunday Night, after capturing 734,000 metro viewers.

Seven nabbed a win from Nine on the news front, with Seven news Sunday pulling in 1.072m metro viewers and Nine attracting 1.071m metro viewers.

Ten’s The Sunday Project 7pm attracted 301,000 metro viewers.

Nine won the average audience shares at 28.3%, ahead of Seven’s 18.9%, ABC’s 12.6%, Ten’s 7.8% and SBS’ 4.7%.


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