Anh does a million, but Nine wins Tuesday

By David Knox on July 24, 2013 / Filed Under News 17

ANH DOES BRITAIN EP 1 - The Peel Car After topping 1.6m viewers for his Vietnam specials last year there were big hopes for Anh Does Britain, but while 1.00m was still a good result, the show was beaten by The Block (1.37m). A second episode will air next week.

Nine network won Tuesday with a 30.1% share then Seven 27.5%, TEN 21.1%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 4.7%.

Next for Nine were Nine News (1.36m), A Current Affair (1.17m), The Great Australian Bakeoff (944,000), Hot Seat (755,000), The Bible (601,000 / 456,000).

In Overnight figures Seven News was 1.25m, Today Tonight (1.06m), Anh Does Britain (1.00m), Home and Away (996,000), Winners and Losers (872,000), How I Met Your Mother (585,000 / 457,000), Deal or No Deal (519,000) and Go On (209,000).

Under the Dome (967,000) continues to perform for TEN. Next was MasterChef (844,000), TEN News (745,000), The Project (637,000), NCIS: LA (556,000). A TEN News royal baby special was (364,000).

ABC News (931,000) led ABC1 then 7:30 (728,000), Kitchen Cabinet (656,000), Born to be King (622,000), Qi (604,000), and At the Movies (476,000).

Insight (264,000) was best on SBS ONE then Who Do You Think You Are? (215,000), World News Australia (173,000) and Dateline (135,000).

Neighbours took an overdue multichannel win with 324,000. Shitsville Express was 96,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 23 July 2013


  1. alvar July 25, 2013 at 8:41 pm -

    @Nik C

    Yes the numbers are okay, but for a local drama on Seven I think they would be disappointed. It’s still early days though.

  2. nik c July 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm -

    @ alvar I agree pulling a million in overnights would be more secure for its future. Just felt it wasn’t quite a ratings turkey. As from my research it is down, but it might not be too significant.

  3. MM July 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm -

    Love Anh Do, just a natural comedian and very easy going, should have more laughter on TV, too many morbid programmes around please bring back comedy.

  4. maxxdude July 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm -

    Have never watched Winners & Losers due to the female point of view, Same with Place to Call Home. Much prefer House Husbands. Aussie TV has enough female point of view.

  5. Gaz July 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm -

    @ Alvar, Rafters has never been a lead in to Winners & Losers. When Rafters seasons end, Winners & Losers season begins the following week :)

  6. steve sydney July 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm -

    I imagine most News experienced a bit of ‘bump’ due to the royal birth but it seems The Project is really starting to make it’s stride in ratings.

    This time last last year they were getting 550,000ish

  7. alvar July 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm -


    It’s always been driven by big lead ins like Rafters, Australia’s Got Talent and X Factor in the past which I suspect has partly contributed to its success.

    @Nik C

    Pulling 1m overnight is more highly regarded than pulling 1m in timeshifted. All dramas across the board benefit from timeshifted viewing, not just Winners and Losers. And ratings expectations are higher for local drama. That being said, I suspect it will improve once X Factor returns.

  8. harrypotter1994 July 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm -

    Isnt if funny when said “turkey” almost got a spinoff last year!

  9. nik c July 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm -

    I am 2 weeks behind, but the first ep didn’t seem that bad, it may be a little cliched, but doesn’t pretend to be any thing but a light hearted drama with a female view, compared to 9’s male perspective House Husbands.

  10. nik c July 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm -

    @ Tracy B you gave it a go, and that is all 7 can ask.
    @ Alvar Not quite a turkey. See below
    To the doom sayers predicting the end for W&L. For Ep1 S3 it increased by 122,000 in timeshifted results, and the “live viewing” Overnight data has remained static in the first 3 eps..
    So from Ep 1S3 it had 991,000 it isn’t rating too badly.
    Admittedly UTD lifted by 233,000 in timeshifted results for the same date 9th July.
    However I do not think Ch7 will be panicking just yet. It is up against a new US drama and there are alternatives on each channel. Interest in US dramas can wane, it may not.
    W&L S1 ranged from 1.7 -1.2 with an Average of 1.4.
    S2 began on over a million dipped to 850,00 and ended the season on over 1.1 million with an average of 1-1.1 million.
    So yes S3 is down, but only by 200,000. It may recover it may not. Time will tell.
    I am 2 weeks behind, but the first…

  11. ryan July 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm -

    Under the dome was really good last night, lots happening and that explosion on the dome was kool showing all the destruction on the outside but nothing on the inside.

  12. Gaz July 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm -

    I absolutely love Winners & Losers, and can’t understand why it isn’t rating as well this season as it has in the last two seasons.

  13. Karlos July 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm -

    Good to see numbers slowly lifting for MasterChef. Glad to see Under The Dome is holding it’s audience as well.

  14. alvar July 24, 2013 at 11:39 am -

    You know you’re in trouble when a local drama is beaten by a US import on Ten. Winners and Losers is a ratings turkey.

  15. jumpjakflash July 24, 2013 at 10:35 am -

    Unfortunately I couldn’t watch Anh – the show seemed a bit too contrived or scripted :(

  16. Benji77 July 24, 2013 at 10:23 am -

    What an improvement for both Judtih and Jason on At the Movies last night – a much more relaxed show

  17. Tracey B July 24, 2013 at 10:22 am -

    Enjoyed Anh Do. He’s a very likeable personality and a good fit for Seven.

    Made a point to try Winners and Losers, but quickly switched off. The characters are cliched and the soapie writing isn’t snappy enough to overcome it.

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