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Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: the Corbyfication continues

Nine’s decision to screen Schapelle a night early backfired, with poor ratings and a hole in the line-up for programmers to fix.

Normal service restored last night after the madness of Sunday night. Seven won it easily, as Nine’s schedule was disrupted by the decision to air Schapelle a night earlier. They didn’t have anything ready to replace it, so they sacrificed the night with an OK news special and a repeat of the telemovie.

My Kitchen Rules led the way, helped again by Revenge (two episodes, but it definitely needs the strength of My Kitchen Rules in front of it as the leadin). My Kitchen Rules had 2.816 million national viewers/ 1.948 million metro/ 866,000 regional viewers.

ABC1 saw Sarah Ferguson make a so-so debut as Leigh Sales’ replacement on 730. Ferguson needs a few weeks to settle in. The interview with Bill Shorten suffered from first night nerves on her part and was too crisp, almost rude at times as she cut him off.  The Four Corners co-production with The Australian saw the audience slide from last week’s 2014 start episode about the Australian trucking industry. Q&A saw more of the usual from the pollies and the rest of the panel, including Janet Albrechtsen from The Australian. For viewers it’s a zero sum program at times.

The Block (1.559 million national/ 1.068 million metro/ 491,000 regional viewers) had to carry the night after the news on Nine and though it was OK, there was the post-reveal judging night let down. But there was a glimmer of hope in the five metro markets —  Nine News did better than Seven News, especially in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, while ACA won the 7pm slot in Sydney and Melbourne. But nationally, Seven News had more viewers than Nine News (it wasn’t a big margin), 1.784 million to 1.739 million. Nine’s repeat. Ten did OK overall, boosted by a solid Games showing from its digital channel, ONE. But its main channel had a miserable night out, beaten again by ABC1 as the audience fell away for So You Think You can Dance Australia (just 480,000 nationally) — it’s another dance turkey from Ten.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (33.7%)
  2. Nine (23.1%)
  3. Ten (22.0%)
  4. ABC (17.9%)
  5. SBS (3.3%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (27.7%)
  2. Nine (17.6%)
  3. ABC1 (12.8%)
  4. Ten (11.0%)
  5. SBS ONE (2.9%)

Top digital channels: 

  1. ONE (8.4%)
  2. 7TWO (3.1%)
  3. 7mate (2.9%)
  4. GO (2.8%)
  5. Eleven, Gem (2.6%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven)  —  2.816 million
  2. Seven News — 1.784 million
  3. Nine News — 1.739 million
  4. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.564 million
  5. The Block (Nine) — 1.559 million
  6. Revenge episode 1 (Seven) — 1.538 million
  7. ABC News — 1.213 million
  8. Revenge episode 2 (Seven) — 1.213 million
  9. Seven News /Today Tonight  — 1.719 million
  10. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.175 million

Top metro programs:

  1. My Kitchen Rules (Seven)  —  1.948 million
  2. Nine News — 1.206 million
  3. Seven News — 1.197 million
  4. Seven News/ Today Tonight — 1.114 million
  5. Revenge episode 1 (Seven) — 1.069 million
  6. The Block (Nine) — 1.068 million

Losers: Ten. Nothing happening for Australia at Sochi, nothing happening in the audience for So You You Think You Can Dance Australia. Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Nine News  — 1.206 million
  2. Seven News  — 1.197 million
  3. Seven News/ Today Tonight  — 1.114 million
  4. A Current Affair (Nine) — 990,000
  5. ABC News —  865,000
  6. Australian Story (ABC1  —  777,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC1) — 704,000
  8. Ten Eyewitness News — 691,000
  9. Q&A (ABC1, 608,000 + 88,000 on News 24) — 688,000
  10. Schapelle Corby News Special (Nine) — 627,000

Metro morning TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven)  —  377,000
  2. Today (Nine)  —  314,000
  3. The Morning Show (Seven) — 212,000
  4. Mornings (Nine) — 149,000
  5. News Breakfast (ABC1, 576000 + 51,000 on News 24) — 127,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 52,000
  7. Wake Up (Ten) — 44,000

Top pay TV channels:

  1. TV1 (1.9%)
  2. Fox 8  (1.8%)
  3. A&E (1.7%)
  4. LifeStyle, Sky News (1.6%)
  5. Fox Classics  (1.5%)

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. The Walking Dead (FX)  —  66,000
  2. Jessie  (Disney) —  62,000
  3. The Simpsons (Fox 8) —  58,000
  4. Coronation Street (UKTV)  —  57000
  5. Dog With A Blog (Disney) —  55,000

*Data © OzTAM Pty Limited 2013. 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. (All shares on the basis of combined overnight 6pm to midnight all people.) and network reports.

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