Cricket pulls in crowd, but news tops Sunday viewing

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 16 November 2015

It was a strong night in news with both Nine and Seven's coverage topping the overnight OzTam ratings, while Nine's cricket coverage also pulled in a crowd.

Both Nine and Seven news pulled high viewership, with Nine topping the ratings on 1.17 million viewers while Seven followed on 1.15 million.

Nine's coverage of the Australia vs New Zealand second test was a heavy hitter with 1.10 million viewers, while 60 Minutes was the fifth most watched show of the night on 974,000 viewers.

Ten's telemovie on Princess Mary was the sixth most watched show of the evening with 929,000 viewers turning in to see the biopic.

By demographic, 60 Minutes topped the 16-39 age bracket, while the cricket won the 18-49 age bracket.

Nine's news coverage topped the 25-54 age bracket followed by the cricket.

Nine won the night with 31.0% audience share followed by Seven with 26.1%. Ten picked up 23.1% audience share while ABC had 13.5% and SBS had 6.3%.

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