The Ashes has gained a strong and steady audience on digital channel Gem over the last week which has Nine maintaining an audience share of around 40% over the week. Last night’s screening of The Ashes session one, day five saw 679,000 tune in and taking 13th place on the top 20 highest rating showsaccording to OzTam’s preliminary ratings, while the second session took 558,000 and 19th place. The Block Sky High dominated lounge rooms taking top spot with 1.758m viewers while the news took 1.495m and 60 Minutes, 1.400m, combining to give Nine a 38.4% audience share for Sunday evening.
Seven is coming behind at 27.4% with its Australian period drama A Place to Call Home its highest rating show after the news at 5th place with 1.250m, followed by its current affairs program Sunday Night and The Force – Behind the Line attracting 1.099m and1.025m respectively. However, its Sunday Afternoon Football screening of the AFL pulled in a good sitting with 538,000 viewers and 20th place in OzTam’s top 20.
Masterchef saw a rise for channel 10 just missing the top 10 cut with 773,000 viewers at 11th place, while the network’s international imports Elementary and Modern Family took 647,000 and 574,000 viewers making for 14.9% audience share.