Sunday Week 26 2019
• Sunday night Origin dips again, still a massive crowd
• Seven’s House Rules and 10’s MasterChef go OK too
• ABC drama double Shetland & Harrow again top 10
• Matildas Sunday morning crowd disappoints as does result
• Seven News 1,137,000
• Nine News 1,020,000
• ABC News 703,000
• The Project 268,000/457,000
• 10 News First 286,000
• Insiders 275,000
• Offsiders 153,000
• SBS World News 112,000
• Sunrise 282,000
• Today 209,000
Despite the State of Origin game two, House Rules had a good night with the audience up from 723,000 to 743,000 week-on-week.
Sunday Night then did 422,000, down from 575,000 a week ago.
Courtesy of the State of Origin the channel posted another monster primary share – 34.2% with 47.9% in Sydney and 51.6% in Brisbane. The curious Perth TV audience in what was a very wet night in the host city recorded a share of 18.2% which couldn’t overtake Seven Perth’s 23.8%. The Perth audience of 167,000 was the biggest-ever though watching Origin in Perth.
The network primary share was down from 39.0% for Origin game one. The audience of 1.960m was of course a huge crowd, but was down from 2.181m watching game one.
Origin game two was also on a Sunday last year. It also dropped below game one last year, but still recorded a stronger 2.122m.
MasterChef Australia was unable to match the previous week’s numbers. The Origin clash and no guest chef contributed to a smaller audience of 619,000.
Earlier in the night The Sunday Project was on 457,000 after 7pm.
Two episodes of FBI filled the rest of the primetime evening with audiences of 237,000 and 151,000.
The Sunday drama double both managed to find a spot in the top 10.
Shetland did 507,000 (512,000 a week ago) and Harrow was on 466,000 (501,000).
Part two of Rise Of The Clans did 212,000.
Earlier in the day coverage of the Women’s World Cup match between Australia and Norway started on 166,000. As the match went into overtime and then a penalty shootout the audience grew to 270,000.