It was a sports lovers’ smorgasbord yesterday with the men’s Wimbledon final, Cricket World Cup, footy, F1 and Tour de France all competing for eyeballs.
That said, Australian Ninja Warrior still took top billing as the most watched entertainment show of the night, pulling 899,000 viewers according to OzTAM metro numbers.
Nine’s coverage of the men’s Wimbledon final peaked at 424,000 viewers and 9Gem’s coverage of the Cricket World Cup saw 361,000 disappointed Kiwis tune in to see England win.
Meanwhile, Seven’s House Rules had 732,000 and 10’s MasterChef did 605,000.
Nine won the night with 33.8 per cent of the audience share (all channels). Seven had 29.6 per cent, 10 did a neat sixteen, the ABC had 14.1 per cent and SBS took home 6.5 per cent.
Seven’s 6pm news was the most watched show of the night with 1.15 million viewers. Nine’s version wasn’t far behind with 1.031 million.
60 Minutes (571,000) had bragging rights over Sunday Night (434,000). Seven’s AFL had 384,000 to Nine’s NRL that pulled 294,000.
10’s other standouts included The Sunday Project (431,000), 10 News First (259,000) and FBI (211,000).
The ABC’s night ran this way: 7pm news (628,000), The Planets (490,000) and Harrow (462,000).
SBS’s best was Chasing The Moon (144,000), while 106,000 viewers stayed up to watch the cycling through French countryside.