Nine bowls over Sunday night

Nine again took honours on Sunday thanks to its coverage of the Australia v India cricket.

Nine News topped the night with just under 1.4m viewers, followed by One Day Cricket (1.27m / 928,000).

Seven News was 1.2m for Seven followed by Sunday Night (1.07m), The Force (1.06m), Border Security (1.02m), Bones (989,000), and Castle (831,000 / 534,000).

This week Modern Family (1.03m) topped TEN’s ‘Super Sunday’ followed by New Girl (953,000), Homeland (876,000), Young Talent Time (716,000), Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia (480,000), TEN News (402,000) and The Project (308,000).

ABC1’s best was Midsomer Murders (943,000) then Grand Designs (901,000) and ABC News (761,000). Too Poor for Posh School was 305,000 and Expedition Tiger was 220,000.

A History of Celtic Britain led SBS ONE with 266,000 and The Code was 230,000.

Played in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, The Golden Girls (253,000) topped Multichannels but is yet to be adjusted for any cricket overruns.

Sunday 19 February 2012.


  1. @tomothyd: What on earth makes you think that? They kept Terra Nova and Hawaii Five-0 there (Sunday 8:30) for months and months last year, even when both slipped under 600k.

    Not to mention Homeland is Ten’s highest-rated drama outside of NCIS, most of their other US dramas are failing to reach 400k these days

  2. Homeland numbers are where they should be and hopefully stay that way for the 5 weeks remaining.

    YTT improved and will probably settle there or mid 650’s from now on. Glee is the only other alternative they would place at 6.30 if YTT tanks.

    Interesting once the cricket finishes to see how the distribution of viewers goes.

    Also, to those, and I think David was one, who thought Midsomer Murders was more suited to a Friday or Saturday night slot, those numbers are amazing and I am not sure The Straits would get anywhere near them.

  3. Homeland will probably move to another day/time if it slips under 800K.
    Young Talent Time will probably roll out the guest starts soon to attract more ratings.

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