The delayed broadcast of 60 Minutes proved a recipe for success for Nine, drawing in 1,196,000 viewers and beating rival Sunday Night.
The 8.30 60 Minutes was only defeated by Nine’s own Sunday news bulletin, which attracted 1,317,000.
Seven’s news bulletin came third, with 1,172,000, followed by Nine’s session three Australia vs. South Africa Third Test, which scored 1,141,000.
Sunday Night brought in 1,108,000 to come fifth on the night, according to the OzTam preliminary ratings report.
Nine ruled the night overall with a 32.2% audience share, followed by Seven on 28.1%, Ten on 19%, ABC on 16.3% and SBS on 4.3%.