Sunday Ratings | HEY HEY IT’s 50 YEARS nudges out THE BLOCK to win the night

All in all it was a busy night on the commercial networks. Well, busier on some than others.

The nostalgia ran thick and fast on Seven as Hey Hey We’re 50 (1,224,000) took the 7pm win over its competition, with two-thirds of its audience 55 or older. Manhunt: The Night Stalker (558,000) and Real Manhunter: Catching the Night Stalker (218,000) rolled into the late night, drawing in a reasonable audience.
Seven first in both primary (28.4%) and network (35.3%) rankings.

The Block (920,000) has a good swing on Nine however slips marginally on last week and slides into second for a week up against stiff competition. 60 Minutes (545,000) slips down a little from when it was on last (two weeks ago), and The First 48 (156,000) runs out the schedule.
Nine second in both primary (21.7%) and network (28.1%) rankings.

10 will be disappointed that The Sunday Project (270,000 6:30pm; 353,000 7pm) got absolutely spanked even though it was the lead in to the mildly successful launch of Celebrity MasterChef Australia (620,000), which premiered to solid numbers though definitely landing in a distant third for the night. CSI: Vegas (307,000) premieres also, and then a new and repeat episode of FBI (198,000; 93,000) follows on, not really helping much.
10 third in both primary (13.9%) and network (17.7%) rankings.


Restoration Australia (425,000) does its best on a Sunday night for the ABC, and Fires (318,000) does not really great numbers however drama has a much bigger second life with the Total TV figures so expect to see it lift next week.
We Hunt Together (101,000) and a repeat of Les Norton (64,000) draw the evening to a close.
ABC fourth in both primary (9.8%) and network (13%) rankings.

Sunday on SBS rolled out Inside Central Station (146,000), the incredible Australia Uncovered: The Department (94,000), and a repeat of Life of Earth from Space (59,000).
SBS fifth in both primary (3.6%) and network (5.9%) rankings.


16-39: The Block (222,000) beat out Celebrity MasterChef Australia, Nine News Sunday, Hey Hey We’re 50, and 60 Minutes.

18-49: The Block (395,000) came home in front of Nine News Sunday, Celebrity MasterChef Australia, Hey Hey We’re 50, and 60 Minutes.

25-54: The Block (463,000) sweeps the demos, followed by Nine News Sunday, Hey Hey We’re 50, Celebrity MasterChef Australia, and Seven News Sunday.


Insiders – AM (153,000) on ABC NEWS took out the Sunday multi-channel race.


Weekend Sunrise (228,000)
Weekend Today (224,000)
Weekend ABC Breakfast (171,000 (89,000 ABC; 82,000 ABC NEWS))

Insiders (442,000 (289,000 ABC; 153,000 ABC NEWS))
Offsiders (270,000 (155,000 ABC; 115,000 ABC NEWS))


The Total TV figures don’t change the primetime battle at all: NRL Grand Final Day – match (Nine) lifted 12% to 3,613,000; Homicide with Ron Iddles (Seven) lifted 15% to 876; and The Masked Singer Australia Unmasked (10) lifted 13% to 590,000.


The BVOD best for the night were NRL Grand Final Day – match (367,000), NRL Grand Final Day – presentation (291,000), and NRL Grand Final Day – entertainment (122,000).

Here’s the five shows that lifted the most from their overnight figures:

ProgramNetworkTotal TV% lift
Manhunt: The Night StalkerSeven775,00031
FBI: International10353,00030
FBI: Most Wanted10406,00028

Primary Channels, Key Demos, Multi-Channels, Brekky Battle: All figures Total People, Five City Metro (5CM); overnights only.

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV: All figures Total People, Consolidated 7 day Five City Metro (5CM) + Regional (Reg) + BVOD (Broadcast Video on Demand); % lift compared to overnight figures.

Top 20 Overnight Metro

Top 20 Multi-Channel Shows

Overnight Network Share

Top 20 Foxtel Shows

Data © 2021 OzTAM

Daily Consolidated 7 Total TV Program Rankings

Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2021. The data may not be reproduced, published or communicated (electronically or in hard copy} in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of OzTAM.

Note: Program performance and ranking information subject to change when not based on final program logs. Programs with the same name on one or more primary or multichannel, are aggregated into one network figure.

Steve Molk
Steve Molk is sharply focused on the business of TV in Australia across all its formats - FTA broadcast, commercial, subscription, catch up & BVOD. Based on the Central Coast of NSW he's a passionate advocate for Australian-made programming, particularly drama and comedy. He loves podcasting, gaming & watching too much TV. For all media enquiries please call or text 0401-709-405



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