World Cup delivers Nine winning share as Ten’s Empire slides on second outing

ICC World CupIn the absence of Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, Nine topped Sunday’s TV audience with a share of 24.3 per cent as the second session of the World Cup cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka topped one million metro viewers.

Australia’s innings during session one was watched by 815,000 while the pre-match broadcast grabbed a metro audience of 386,000. Session two was the most watched show amongst viewers aged 16-39. On pay TV the match was watched by 325,000 and 319,000 viewers.

The cricket helped Nine win the night, ahead of Seven’s share of 20.3 per cent.

In Sydney and Brisbane, the cricket alternated between Nine and Gem while the NRL game between the Rabbitohs and the Roosters was broadcast, pulling a total audience of 347,000.

On Ten, the second outing of American musical drama series Empire saw audiences plummet from 377,000 to 262,000 viewers, comfortably out-rated by Seven’s Downton Abbey on Seven at 9pm.

The UK-made period drama pulled a metro audience of 763,000, down slightly from last week’s 774,000. In time-shifted viewing last week’s episode of Downton was watched by an extra 273,000 viewers, taking the show’s total audience to 1.047m.

Meanwhile Ten’s I’m a Celebrity was the only reality franchise to air last night as the series enters its finals week, with last night’s episode simulcast across both One and Eleven. Last night’s eviction of underwear model Tyson Mayr saw 727,000 metro viewers tune in, down on last week’s 783,000 viewers who tuned in to see Andrew Daddo evicted.

The rest of the show pulled a metro audience of 617,000, down on last week’s 660,000, according to preliminary overnight figures from OzTam.

Ten grabbed an audience share of 13 per cent while the ABC managed a share of 10.3 per cent.

On Seven, Sunday Night at 7pm was watched by 965,000 metro viewers while Australia: The Story of Us at 8pm continued to shed viewers, down to 737,000 from last week’s audience of 838,000.

But it out-rated Ten’s Shark Tank which pulled a metro audience of 710,000, down from 724,000 last week.

On the ABC, Life on the Reef at 7.40pm was watched by a metro audience of 564,000 while 557,000 tuned in to see Broadchurch at 8.40pm.

In news, Nine won the night with a metro audience of 1.256m while Seven News was watched by 942,000 viewers.

On the secondary channels, 7Mate grabbed a share of 6.1 per cent after 272,000 metro viewers tuned in for movie The Bourne Legacy at 9pm.

Top 15 Shows:

1 NINE NEWS SUNDAY Network 9 1,256,000
2 ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET 2015 SESSION 2 Network 9 1,024,000
3 SUNDAY NIGHT Network 7 965,000
4 SEVEN NEWS – SUN Network 7 942,000
5 ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET 2015 SESSION 1 Network 9 815,000
6 DOWNTON ABBEY Network 7 763,000
7 AUSTRALIA: THE STORY OF US Network 7 737,000
9 SHARK TANK Network TEN 710,000
10 ABC NEWS SUNDAY-EV Network ABC 631,000
12 LIFE ON THE REEF-EV Network ABC 564,000
13 BROADCHURCH-EV Network ABC 557,000
14 THE TOURIST Network 9 392,000
15 ICC WORLD CUP CRICKET 2015 PRE MATCH Network 9 386,000

Audience Share:

Network 9 24.3%
Network 7 20.3%
Network TEN 13.0%
Network ABC 10.3%
Network 7mate 6.1%
Network SBS ONE 5.6%
Network GO! 4.4%
Network 7TWO 3.7%
Network Gem 3.7%
Network ABC2 2.5%
Network ELEVEN 2.2%
Network ONE 1.3%
Network ABC News 24 1.0%
Network SBS 2 0.8%
Network ABC3 0.6%
Network NITV 0.2%

Total Audience Share:

Network 9 TTL 32.4%
Network 7 TTL 30.1%
Network TEN TTL 16.4%
Network ABC TTL 14.4%
Network SBS TTL 6.7% 7.4%

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. The Data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy) in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.


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