Sunday TV Wrap: Australian Ninja Warrior Launches To Just Under 800,000 Viewers

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Nine dominated Sunday night, with the launch of Australian Ninja Warrior netting 795,000 viewers as per OzTAM’s metro data.

It is the program’s fifth season, showing the Australian public’s apparently unwavering passion for watching incredibly fit people fall off tall objects.

The top watched program was Nine News which had 1,064,000 viewers, as compared to Seven News at 1,046,000.

ABC News was next with 689,000 viewers, followed by 7News Spotlight: Fight of His Life, which followed former X Factor Australia finalist Johnny Ruffo’s experience with brain cancer.

Sunday night also saw a solid performance for MasterChef Australia with 617,000 viewers, as the top 10 of the season were decided. It scored 59,000 more than the same time slot last week.

Next was the ABC’s Spicks and Specks with 554,000 viewers, while the third and final series of Guy Pearce’s Jack Irish premiered to 438,000.

The ABC also had Insiders with 240,000, Landline with 237,000 and Compass with 228,000.

For Seven, Ben Affleck action flick The Accountant nabbed 318,000 viewers (though sadly it didn’t co-star JLo, for any Bennifer stans out there). Weekend Sunrise had 264,000 viewers while Seven News At Five had 259,000.

For Nine, 60 Minutes had 451,000 viewers, tying with 10’s The Sunday Project.

Nine also had the Sunday arvo NRL match between Manly Sea Eagles and Gold Coast Titans, which had 268,000 viewers.

10 News First had 311,000 viewers while FBI had 265,000.

Coming out on top overall was Nine (all channels) with 31.4 per cent of the daily share, followed by Seven (all channels) with 26 per cent.

Network 10 was next with 20.1 per cent, while the ABC Network had 15.4 per cent and the SBS Network had seven-point-two per cent.

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