The Chase makes disappointing prime time debut as Seven slips to third on Sunday

The Chase Australia made its prime time debut last night but with 585,000 metro viewers it placed fourth in its timeslot as Seven dropped to third place.

Nine had the largest share of the audience with 25.6%, with Ten’s Big Bash coverage delivering 25.1% while Seven had 23.9%, ABC 18.0% and SBS 7.4%. Ten was the most popular network with younger audiences.

Nine dominated the 6pm hour with Nine News Sunday on 972,000 while 60 Minutes averaged 764,000 at 7pm. Later, Animal Super Parents had 492,000 and The Mentalist 299,000 and 270,000.

Ten’s main channel topped the night thanks the a Big Bash Double header with Game 26 performing the best (838,000 and 817,000) after Game 25 had 615,000 and 463,000.

Seven News (867,000) was Seven’s best with The Chase (585,000), The Force – Behind The Line (517,000) and the movie Total Recall (339,000) next best. The Brisbane International Tennis concluded with 269,000 for the night session on 7Two.

ABC News (746,000) did well with Vera (695,000) also popular. Grand Designs, however, lost ground to 503,000 while Antiques Roadshow managed 237,000 and 20 Feet from Stardom just 191,000.

SBS’s night was topped by Machu Picchu Decoded (222,000), Empresses of Ancient Rome (213,000) and the documentary Charlie Hebro: 3 Days That Shook Paris with 182,000.

In the morning battle, Seven’s Sunrise took the lead with 302,000 ahead of Nine’s Today on 247,000.

See Sunday 10 January 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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