Nine bowls over Sunday night

By David Knox on February 20, 2012 / Filed Under News 10

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. Nathanael February 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm -

    Doesn’t even make sense Ann.
    They will show the NRL into Sydney and Brisbane where it out rates the cricket. Pretty logical.

  2. Craig February 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm -

    Terror at Sea was wasted last night, it first aired almost 3 weeks ago in the UK, surely TEN could have shown it sooner in an earlier time slot?

  3. Ann February 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm -

    And 9 risk loosing ratings showing the NRL

  4. MuchoTB February 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm -

    @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

  5. Secret Squirrel February 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm -

    @tomothyd – I don’t think so. It’s doing well in the demos.

  6. D@GP February 20, 2012 at 11:41 am -

    Wonderful to see 9 filling their ad avails with pleas for viewers to vote for network stars for the Logies… ‘Hamish and Andy’? Get real…

  7. David Knox February 20, 2012 at 11:27 am -

    Pete: I have never said MM is more suited to a Friday or Saturday. I have said I would like to see flagship Aussie dramas on a Sunday. That’s not the same thing.

  8. Pete February 20, 2012 at 11:06 am -

    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.

  9. tomothyd February 20, 2012 at 10:59 am -

    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.

  10. deedeedragons February 20, 2012 at 10:45 am -

    LOL! See playing The Golden Girls was a good idea.

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