Nine’s night, Nine’s week, good night, see you all next Sunday. Nine’s main channel audience in the metros had a share of 26.9%, which was more than Seven’s total people share of 25.9%. Australian Spartan flopped -- it lost 27% of its opening audience of 1.21 million (nationally) to average 870,000 last night. The cost of the production can’t be supported by rating figures that low.
Married grabbed its biggest audience so far -- 2.12 million nationally and 1.53 million in the metros. Its regional audience of 587,000 topped the night as well. That was all Nine needed to win, plus solid support from Nine News (1.34 million including the NBN regional news. It was just 51,000 behind the normally dominant Sunday night editions of Seven News) and 60 Minutes (1.14 million). The elimination past of I’m A Celebrity on Ten averaged 905,000 and still beat Australian Spartan, which tells you how far Spartan slumped last night.