The Winners: Packed To The Rafters was back to its best with 1.833 million, ahead of Find my Family at 8pm with 1.643 million (it really appeals to 55 plus viewers). Animal Rescue was third at 7.30pm with 1.512 million and Seven News was fourth with 1.412 million. Ten’s NCIS was fifth with 1.389 million and Today Tonight was next with 1.288 million. All Saints was seventh with 1.223 million and beat Ten’s Lie to Me, which averaged 1.181 million. Home And Away was ninth with 1.161 million and Ten’s Bondi Rescue was solid in 10th with 1.137 million. A Current Affair was 11th with 1.121 million and Nine News was next with 1.116 million. The 7pm ABC News was 13th with 1.077 million, Nine’s 7pm repeat of Two and a Half Men averaged 1.048 million. Nine’s local version of Wipeout at 7.30pm averaged 1.026 million and the 9pm episode of Two and a Half Men averaged 1.004 million. The 8.30pm episode averaged 982,000 Ten’s The Biggest Loser from 7pm to 8pm averaged 969,000.
The Losers: Aussie Ladette to Lady on Nine at 9.30pm, 832,000. Not good enough. The ABC’s post-8pm schedule. Just not interesting enough.
News & CA: Seven News again won nationally and in every market but Brisbane. Today Tonight won everywhere bar Brisbane. Nine News was again weak in Sydney. Ten News averaged 941,000, the Late News/Sports Tonight, 474,000. The 7.30 Report averaged 818,000; Lateline, 189,000, Lateline Business, 139,000. 6.30pm SBS News, 153,000, 205,000 for the 9.30pm edition. Insight at 7.30pm 278,000. Sunrise at 7am, 374,000, Today at 7am, 330,000 with Oscars coverage doing the trick.
The Stats: Seven won All People 6pm to midnight with 33.7% (34.2%), from Ten with 24.6% (24.8%), Nine with 24.0% (23.7%), the ABC with 12.5% (12.9%) and SBS with 5.1% (4.4%). Seven won all five metro markets and Nine leads the week, 29.5% to 27.4%. Ten says it won 16 to 39 and 18 to 49 in the 6pm to 10.30pm commercial battle with Nine and Seven. In regional areas, a win to Prime/7Qld with 36.2% from Southern Cross (Ten) with 23.6%, WIN/NBN with 22.6%, the ABC on 11.4% and SBS on 6.2%.
Glenn Dyer’s comments: Tuesday night and it was Seven, as expected, thanks to Packed To The Rafters, Find my Family, the news, Today Tonight and All Saints. Nine was third for a second Tuesday with its not very appetising collection of offerings. Nine’s news woes continue. Not only did Seven beat it, and the ABC in Sydney, but Ten News had more viewers than Nine News did in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Ten’s News also had more viewers in the same cities than A Current Affair. Seven may still win this week, but it’s behind where it was a week ago because of the loss of viewers on Sunday night and the higher audience on Monday night for Nine’s Oscars broadcast.
Tonight, the ABC: Spicks and Specks at 8.30pm, The Cook and the Chef at 6.30pm, The New Inventors at 8pm. Nine: Farmer Wants a Wife, The Mentalist and double Cold Case episodes from 9.30pm to 11.30pm. Ten: Guerilla Gardeners after The Biggest Loser, House and Life. The line-up didn’t do well last week, time for another go tonight. SBS: nothing really.
Source: OzTAM, TV Networks reports.