The winter cold snap was good for ratings last night with Chanel Nine being screened across 30.8 per cent of Australia’s television screens.
Audiences were sitting in for a Channel Nine marathon with The Block Sky High, 60 Minutes and Nine News rating as the top three programs with 1.653 million, 1.557 million and 1.517 million viewers respectively.
The Oztam ratings showed Channel Seven had the following five top spots with Seven News making it as the network’s highest rating program last night and forth overall with 1.421 million viewers. Its current affairs program Sunday Night took 1.278 million viewers, Highway Patrol took 1.261, A Place to Call Home had 1.196 million, and Border Security – Australia’s Front Line grabbing 1.179 million. Channel Seven lost out in audience share by just over one per cent, taking 29.7 per cent of Australian audiences.
Seven’s period drama A Place to Call Home won out in the drama series at seventh place and 1.196 million viewers, while Nine’s House Husbands came in ninth with 1.028 million.
Network TEN had 12.5 per cent of the television screens last night with Masterchef its highest rating program at twelfth position with 880,000 viewers. The reality television show is having fluctuating viewership over the last few weeks and not fairing as well as the network might have hoped. It’s two Modern Family repeats took 598,000 and 462,000 viewers while Ten News at Five took 552,000.
The ABC’s most popular Sunday evening show was Grand Designs coming tenth in the top ten with 914,000 viewers and the network just missing TEN with 12.1 per cent of television audiences.