60 Minutes led the ratings on Sunday with 1.65m viewers. Michael Usher told viewers his story on abuse at Boystown from 1971-2002 has resulted in a Queensland police investigation, Operation Lariat.
But it was Seven that won the night with 31.4%, then Nine 30.1%, ABC 20.1%, TEN 13.9% and SBS 4.4%.
Sunday Night (1.55m) won its timeslot for Seven, with other performers being Seven News (1.36m), Border Security (1.24m), Airways (1.19m), Mrs. Brown’s Boys (1.03m / 568,000 / 330,000) and Bones (371,000).
Following 60 Minutes for Nine were House Husbands (1.25m), Nine News (1.23m), Big Brother (1.02m) and The Mentalist (458,000).
Kevin’s Grand Design was 1.03m for ABC1 then Call the Midwife (1.01m), Dream Build (954,000), ABC News (940,000), Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple (568,000) and Compass (295,000).
NCIS was TEN’s best show on 686,000. TEN News was 506,000, Modern Family was 482,000, The Project was 395,000, The Simpsons was 367,000, Graham Norton was 358,000. TEN also has new problems with MotoGP Live not pulling enough eyeballs for its timeslot: just 165,000 in 3 cities on TEN and 28,000 in 2 cities on ONE.
On SBS ONE City Beneath the Waves was 293,000 then World News Australia (178,000), Inside Nature’s Giants (156,000), and Tyson (148,000).
Plonsters on ABC2 was the top multichannel show with 219,000.