Downton death helps Seven win Sunday

By David Knox on March 11, 2013 / Filed Under News 4

lady-mary-lady-edithThe death of Sybil Crawley on Downton Abbey wasn’t enough to top the night, that victory went to The Block, but it did help Seven win Sunday night.

Seven network shares were 31.1% then Nine 29.6%, TEN 17.9%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 4.7%.

Numbers would have been impacted by a long weekend in Melbourne and Adelaide but were still relatively strong.

Downton Abbey was best for Seven with 1.29m viewers then Seven News (1.27m), Sunday Night (1.18m), The Force (1.16m), Border Security (1.06m) and Castle (521,000 / 287,000).

The Block: All Stars (1.49m) was #1 for the night as two teams colluded together setting the scene for some drama. Next for Nine were Nine News (1.33m), 60 Minutes (1.2m), The Mentalist (599,000), and CSI (448,000) and CSI: Miami (317,000).

Masterchef was TEN’s strongest outing on 721,000. Elementary was 712,000, Modern Family was 630,000, TEN News was 569,000, Bondi Rescue was 429,000, Graham Norton was 397,000 and The Simpsons was 343,000.

David Attenborough’s Galapagos did well with 918,000 for ABC1 then The Making of David Attenborough’s Galapagos¬†(812,000), ABC News (780,000), Midsomer Murders (773,000), Compass (281,000) and Rev (231,000).

History Cold Case (207,000) topped SBS ONE followed by Wonders of the Solar System (205,000) and World News Australia (154,000).

GO’s The Tourist (249,000) was best on multichannels.

The Bolt Report: 168,000
Insiders: 166,000 / 71,000

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 10 March 2013


  1. carolemorrissey March 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm -

    Definitely don’t need MKR on Sunday night. Bad enough it dominates on week nights, just hope it doesn’t win the bloody Logie.

  2. Gaz March 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm -

    …No stevie g, Border at 6.30, MKR at 7.00, and Downton whenever MKR finishes :) lol

  3. stevie g March 11, 2013 at 11:29 am -

    …And have DA start even later? A Big No to that suggestion.

  4. Gaz March 11, 2013 at 10:54 am -

    I think it’s time Seven started screening MKR on Sunday nights as well, just to sort out the men from the boys.

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