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TEN’s V8 Supercars victory outranks primetime shows

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Craig Lownes & Steven Richards win at Bathurst was a winner for TEN yesterday with 1.29m viewers watching the moment they celebrated on the podium. The biggest audience was in Sydney with 436,000 viewers, Melbourne was 349,000.

TEN divided up its daytime broadcast of the V8 Supercars into various segments with 1.1m averaging for the Race itself.

But, like the AFL Grand Final, out of primetime it was unable to directly lift TEN’s evening share

The Block became the top entertainment show at a season high of 1.16m viewers.

Seven didn’t grab any early evening timeslot wins but Beach Cops began well with 1.00m viewers, maintaining its Sunday Night lead in.

ABC’s Vera pipped premieres of both Quantico and Limitless in the 8:30 drama battle.

Nine network won with 29.3% then Seven 28.8%, TEN 18.7%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 6.5%.

Nine News (1.18m) led for Nine then The Block (1.16m), 60 Minutes (827,000) and Events that Changed the Eighties (457,000).

Seven News (1.16m) was best for Seven then Sunday Night (1.09m), Beach Cops (1.00m),Quantico (696,000) and Castle (446,000 / 253,000). The last ever Covert Affairs bows out on 79,000.

In primetime TBL Families was 576,000 for TEN, Scorpion was 557,000, Limitless was 538,000 and TEN Eyewitness News was 390,000 in 3 cities.

ABC News (773,000) led for ABC then Vera (708,000), Doctor Who (511,000) and Compass(278,000).

On SBS it was Treasures Decoded: The Sphinx (401,000), The Seventies (234,000)and SBS World News (171,000).

7TWO’s Escape to the Country led multichannels with 251,000.

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