Last night’s schedules were heavily impacted by the breaking news of the Essendon AFL saga, with some cities having Live press conferences interrupting their viewing meaning Preliminary ratings results don’t yet reflect what actually went to air.
In Nine’s case they even aired a special Footy Classified at 10pm, delaying Big Brother Late Night Feast until almost 11pm in some cities.
The news broke while TEN was busy launching Recipe to Riches at 8:30pm, which may explain in part why it could only manage 616,000 viewers, less than the 646,000 who watched Under the Dome at 9:30pm.
Seven network won the night with 29.9% then Nine 26.6%, TEN 20.5%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 4.7%.
Nine News topped the night with 1.28m for Nine then A Current Affair (1.04m). In preliminary figures the rest of Nine’s numbers were Big Brother (838,000), The Great Australian Bakeoff (760,000), Hot Seat (622,000) and BB Late Night Feast (565,000) -expect those numbers to be rewritten.
Seven News (1.19m) topped Seven then Cosentino (1.02m), Winners and Losers (1.00m), Home and Away (975,000), Today Tonight struggled on 946,000, Deal or No Deal (453,000) and Movie: The 40 Year Old Virgin (353,000).
MasterChef was best for TEN with 814,000. Under The Dome was 646,000, TEN News was 626,000, Recipe to Riches was 616,000, The Project was 566,000 and The Simpsons was 290,000.
ABC News (940,000) led ABC1 followed by New Tricks (829,000), 7:30 (766,000), Foreign Correspondent (621,000), At the Movies (479,000) and Country House Rescue (229,000).
On SBS ONE it was Who Do You Think You Are? (211,000), World News Australia (190,000), Insight (187,000) and Dateline (155,000).
The Big Bang Theory (339,000) topped multichannels.
Nine Afternoon News: 211,000
Seven News at 4: 198,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 27 August 2013