Joanna Lumley’s Japan on ABC grabs biggest Sunday night audience as Seven wins the night

The second outing of Joanna Lumley’s Japan on the ABC dominated Sunday night’s ratings; however, it wasn’t enough to clinch an audience win for the channel with Seven winning the night.

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The second episode of the three-part documentary series of ABC’s Joanna Lumley’s Japan was the most watch non-news program, achieving 741,000 viewers, gaining traction from last week’s 710,000 for the premiere.

Airing at 7:40pm the program was the third-most watched show of the evening, topping Ten’s movie The Devil Wears Prada which saw 425,000 viewers tune in from 7.30pm, according to OzTAM’s overnight metro ratings.

The Devil Wears Prada was the most popular program amongst all key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54) for the evening.

Seven’s Border Security America’s Frontline, which aired at 8:00pm, grew in audience with 516,000 compared with last week’s 469,000 viewers, while Nine’s Inside Story managed 409,000 in the same time slot.

In the 6:00pm news battle, Seven won the crown with 887,000 viewers over Nine’s 773,000.

At 7:00pm ABC had the most-watched program with its news bulletin managing 739,000 to beat Nine’s 516,000 for 60 Minutes while Ten’s Modern Family repeat drew 327,000.

In the 8:30pm time slot, Seven’s movie, Unbroken, saw 452,000 tune in while ABC’s repeat of Midsomer Murders topped the time slot, managing 501,000 viewers.

In total audience share, Seven won the evening with a share of 19.6%, beating Nine’s 14.3%, ABC’s 13.9%, Ten’s 11.7% and SBS’s 3.8%.

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