News and current affairs dominate Sunday

By By Wenlei Ma | 24 September 2012
Sunday Night host, Chris Bath.

The usual Sunday night coterie confirmed their staying power at the top with Sunday Night, Seven News and 60 Minutes the most-watched programs.

Seven's Sunday Night was first on the ratings ladder yesterday with 1.63 million metro viewers, according to preliminary overnight figures. Seven News came in second with 1.39 million viewers. Border Security, Air Ways and Mrs. Brown's Boys were in the top 10.

On Nine, 60 Minutes attracted 1.39 million viewers while House Husbands was watched by 1.22 million people. Big Brother commanded an audience of 1.01 million people.

Ten's highest-rating show was NCIS which garnered 704,000 viewers.

Other top 20 programs were Nine News, Call the Midwife (ABC), Great Southern Land (ABC), ABC News, The Mentalist (Nine), Modern Family (Ten), Agatha Christie's Miss Marple (ABC), Ten News and The Graham Norton Show (Ten).

Across the main channels, Seven won the day with 24.6% of audience share, followed by 22.9%, the ABC with 15.5%, Ten with 11.4% and SBS had 4.7%.

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