Ten’s Supercars Championship wins across the day, but can’t top Nine’s The Block

Ten’s Supercars Championship: Bathurst Day Three dominated Sunday’s day time programming, but it wasn’t enough of a lead up to knock Nine’s The Block off the top spot as Sunday’s leading program.

Supercars Championship: Bathurst Day Three’s final countdown attracted 563,000, the race managed 905,000 metro viewers and Bathurst’s podium collected 1.023 metro viewers, according to amended Ten figures.

The Supercars Championship ran overtime and as a result the day’s race wrap up and Family Feud Sunday did not air.

Meanwhile, Nine’s The Block topped the night with 1.571m metro viewers, ahead of Seven’s 881,000 metro viewers for Little Big Shots.

Nine’s reality show topped all key advertising demographics –16-39, 18-49 and 25-54s.

Ten’s Australian Survivor, which aired at 7:30pm, had a metro audience of 644,000.

ABC’s Doc Martin achieved an audience of 832,000 in the earlier time slot.

In the later time slot, Nine’s 60 Minutes managed its highest rating episode of the year, with 1.085m metro viewers.

Seven’s Sunday Night averaged 637,000 metro viewers while despite a heavy promotional push, the premiere of Ten’s Wake In Fright’s metro audience was 408,000.

The two-part miniseries is a remake of the original 1971 film starring Jack Thompson, and was directed by Kriv Stenders.

The 6pm news battle saw Seven nab the win off Nine, with 876,000 metro viewers ahead of Nine’s 824,000.

But Nine won the average audience shares at 29%, beating Seven’s 16.1% and Ten’s 14.5%. ABC’s share was 14.0% and SBS’ was 4.0%.


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