Channel Nine triumphs in Sunday’s ratings battle as viewers watch Penrith crush Parramatta

Channel Nine triumphed in the overnight subway ratings on Sunday thanks to the NRL Grand Final.

An impressive 1,671,000 fans across the major capitals tuned in to the channel’s coverage to see incumbent Prime Minister Penrith defeat Parramatta convincingly 28-12.

Despite the high numbers for Nine, TV Tonight reports that Sunday’s Grand Final was the lowest score for an NRL season decision since the current OzTam scoring system was introduced in 1999.

An impressive 1,671,000 fans across the major capitals tuned into Channel Nine's coverage to see incumbent Prime Minister Penrith defeat Parramatta convincingly 28-12. Pictured: Penrith's Dylan Edwards and Nathan Cleary celebrate their team's win last night

An impressive 1,671,000 fans across the major capitals tuned into Channel Nine's coverage to see incumbent Prime Minister Penrith defeat Parramatta convincingly 28-12. Pictured: Penrith's Dylan Edwards and Nathan Cleary celebrate their team's win last night

An impressive 1,671,000 fans across the major capitals tuned into Channel Nine’s coverage to see incumbent Prime Minister Penrith defeat Parramatta convincingly 28-12. Pictured: Penrith’s Dylan Edwards and Nathan Cleary celebrate their team’s win last night

Nine’s coverage of the NRLW Grand Final drew a solid audience to underground centers with 342,000 watching Newcastle Knights’ 32-12 win over Parramatta.

On a footy-dominated night, ABC’s Spicks and Specks crossed the finish line as the night’s favorite entertainment.

The music quiz panel show, hosted by Adam Hills, attracted 361,000 viewers across major centers.

On the embattled commercial channel Channel 10, The Amazing Race continues to compete for viewers.

Only 291,000 viewers watched the real-life adventure show in the five subway centers on Sunday.

ABC's Spicks and Specks were no match for Channel Nine's coverage of the NRL Grand Final. The music trivia show attracted 361,000 viewers in the subway centers

ABC's Spicks and Specks were no match for Channel Nine's coverage of the NRL Grand Final. The music trivia show attracted 361,000 viewers in the subway centers

ABC’s Spicks and Specks were no match for Channel Nine’s coverage of the NRL Grand Final. The music trivia show attracted 361,000 viewers in the subway centers

Also on the 10th, The Sunday Project delivered more bad news for the rating-starved network.

The current affairs program attracted only 249,000 viewers at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, Channel Seven didn’t try to compete with the footy.

Nine’s arch-rival programmed a rerun of the hit 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep, which topped a bleak 190,000 overnight viewers in subway centers.

Rating-challenged Channel 10's The Amazing Race Australia didn't stand much of a chance against the NRL Grand Final. The real life adventure show only attracted 291,000 fans on Sunday

Rating-challenged Channel 10's The Amazing Race Australia didn't stand much of a chance against the NRL Grand Final. The real life adventure show only attracted 291,000 fans on Sunday

Rating-challenged Channel 10’s The Amazing Race Australia didn’t stand much of a chance against the NRL Grand Final. The real life adventure show only attracted 291,000 fans on Sunday

Nine’s won the night with a massive 46.1 percent market share.

Channel Seven was not even close, ending the evening in second place with just 21.2 percent market share.

ABC ended the evening in third place with 13.3 percent of viewers, while Channel 10 finished fourth with just 11.4 percent of available viewers.

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk


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