Seven wins Sunday night television despite My Kitchen Rules absence

Seven has won Sunday night television with an average audience share of 19%, despite the absence of its most popular reality TV show My Kitchen Rules.

Seven News at 6pm was the most-watched program for the evening, averaging 1.247m metro viewers, according to OzTAM’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

The program was also the most-watched across key advertising demographics 18-49 and 25-54.

Nationally – including metro and regional affiliate stations where the program is broadcast – Seven News managed 1.864m viewers.

Nine News also aired in the 6pm time slot and was the only other program to crack the 1m mark, grabbing 1.083m metro viewers. The show was also the most-watched across key advertising demographic 16-39 and pulled 1.099m nationally.

Airing slightly after the news Seven’s Sunday Night topped the 7pm timelsot managing 867,000 metro viewers and 1.257m nationally, ahead of Nine’s metro 792,000 audience for 60 minutes and Ten’s 539,000 for Modern Family.

In the competitive 8pm timeslot Seven aired its Border Security: America’s Front Line – also topping the timelost – averaging 620,000 metro viewers and 926,000 nationally.

Nine’s competitor was documentary series Spy in the Wild which grabbed 565,000 metro viewers and 845,000 nationally, while Ten’s Bull pulled 519,000 metro viewers and 727,000 nationally, at the same time.

In overall audience share Nine came in a close second with 17.7% ahead of ABC’s 12.5%, Ten’s share of 10% and SBS’ 5.8%.

The 8.30pm airing of the 2017 Australian Swimming Championships saw Seven average 255,000 metro viewers.

In sport, Seven’s Sunday night AFL match saw 461,000 tune in while Nine’s NRL game averaged 312,000. Nine’s NRL match aired in Sydney and Brisbane pulling 200,000 in Sydney alone.

Nationally Seven’s AFL saw 545,000 tune in still managing a win over Nine’s NRL game which managed 532,000 across the nation.


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