Seven’s premiere episode of Revenge has rocketed to 2.06 million viewers in its first outing.
The glossy drama starring Emily VanCamp topped the ratings for Monday night, with figures that are a Programmer’s dream.
Seven easily won the night, leading the pack from 6pm until 9:30pm. My Kitchen Rules, which saw Adelaide boys Nic and Rocco break records with a score of 95 points, hit 1.67m viewers -its best result so far. Seven News was 1.37m, Today Tonight 1.32m and Home and Away was 1.04m. At 9:30pm How I Met Your Mother pulled 814,000 / 613,000 and Sports Fever was 182,000.
Nine’s The Big Bang Theory did excellent business at 1.5m viewers for a second premiere episode and 1.34m for the first. Alcatraz debuted with 1.13m / 1.03m viewers. Nine’s decision to replace Excess Baggage proved smart with a Big Bang replay on 954,000. Elsewhere Nine News was 1.15m, a new-look ACA was 907,000 and Person of Interest was 493,000.
ABC took third place for the night led by ABC News (1.00m), then Australian Story (846,000), 7:30 (732,000), Four Corners interview with Julia Gillard (725,000), Media Watch (652,000) and Q & A (613,000).
Against new competition, TEN fell to fourth spot. The Biggest Loser was TEN’s strongest showing on 776,000 followed by TEN News (725,000), The Project (461,000), Bondi Rescue (448,000), Hawaii Five-0 (396,000), NCIS: LA (367,000) with the latter two even below The Bold and the Beautiful (425,000).
Mythbusters was best for SBS ONE on 206,000, and World News Australia was 158,000. A repeat of Man vs Wild (81,000) was barely above the show it replaced last week (Freddie Flintoff vs The World on 75,000).
Heartbeat topped multichannels on 329,000. Neighbours was 299,000. Excess Baggage had 118,000 on GO! The last ever Smallville episode was 66,000.