Talent to the top as Seven wins Tuesday

By David Knox on August 7, 2013 / Filed Under News 22

2013-08-07_1006Without Ashes on GEM last night it was a fairer ratings fight, and in many respects Nine’s schedule was more exposed to the might of The X Factor.

Seven’s talent show thumped housemates and cooking and puts Nine’s Australia’s Got Talent in a very precarious position this weekend, when they go head to head.

Seven won all timeslots from 6pm onwards.

Seven network was 32.0% then Nine 24.7%, TEN 20.3%, ABC 18.3% and SBS 4.7%.

The X Factor (1.48m) again topped the night for Seven followed by Seven News (1.31m), Today Tonight (1.08m), Home and Away and Winners & Losers (both 1.02m), Deal or No Deal (563,000) and Movie: Bad Teacher (528,000). Go On was 134,000.

Nine News (1.25m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (1.04m), Big Brother (880,000), The Great Australian Bakeoff (675,000), Hot Seat (644,000) and The Bible (425,000).

Under The Dome is still doing some of TEN’s best business at 881,000. MasterChef Australia was 803,000, TEN News was 690,000, The Project was 632,000, NCIS: LA was 560,000 and The Simpsons was 399,000.

ABC News pulled out a 1.00m figure, second in its slot. Next for ABC1 were New Tricks (770,000), 7:30 (729,000), Kitchen Cabinet (663,000), Australian Encounters (521,000), At the Movies (457,000) and Restoration Man (361,000).

On SBS ONE it was Insight (267,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (245,000), World News Australia (187,000) and Dateline (135,000).

We have a new multichannel champ in ABC2′s Kioka (358,000). Eskimos rule over rabbits….

Seven News at Seven: 73,000
Nine News at 7:00: 55,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 6 August 2013

22 Comments »

  1. A. August 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm -

    LOL David about the Eskimo comment. Congratulations Seven. Thank you to GEM for Person of Interest I just find that a fun show with wonderful character interaction. If I’d wish for anything I’d wish it would start a little sooner so it could end a little sooner. Also thank you to the ABC for the News, Four Corners and Media Watch.

    I just can’t watch SBS News anymore. Since Seven did the Jeff Kennett stunt I’ve decided to start watching TV at 7pm starting with ABC News. I guess it’s my once a decade change. I hope it can last the rest of my lifetime. I want it to. I just want the News to be about the News and not selling stuff on your channel(s) with it. If you hadn’t done that stunt on the News I might have watched Insight. Instead I flicked over half way through the News to Ch 2.

  2. dan August 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm -

    I have to admit I am huge big brother tragic I like both the UK and aus versions and I like that they have 90 minute episodes but I wish they had proper live streaming like they used to when it was on ten hopefully it will rate better tonite not being up against xfactor

  3. ilovetv August 7, 2013 at 6:48 pm -

    If 10 play their cards right they could be sitting at 2nd place in the ratings as 9′s BB and GABO going down the toilet.

  4. ryan August 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm -

    Good to see Mc over 800k again. Will be interesting to see how it rates when they all go to Dubai on sunday. I heard Gary got pretty sick and had to pull out of filming while on trip.

  5. David Knox August 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm -

    ***looks around for Dave****

    Oh well guess I better answer then. Two Fremantle talent shows head to head on Sunday yep.

  6. muscledude_oz August 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm -

    Dave, I’ve noticed on the EPG that both X Factor and Australia’s Got Talent will be going up against each other this Sunday at 18:30. Is this true or not? Surely when AGT went to Nine Simon Cowell would have insisted on a non-competition clause to ensure his shows don’t clash with each other?

  7. Cam Reed August 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm -

    @Bogues I remember going back that when ever Big Brother was on (Channel 10 days at least), the Ratings for ABC News always went up.

    Big Brother 2012 launched later as well starting on August 13th, so not sure if that has any affect, though second week ratings for Tuesday were at 1,017,000, so it is only down 137,000 (by page 30 of this sites ratings). The X-Factor last year same day by those ratings was 1,526,000, so it has dropped slightly as well, Home And Away was 1,002,000 and ABC News 1,137,000 (less people now watching TV it seems).

    Wednesday last year BB’s second week were 1,031,000, so be interesting to see if they lift against Slide Show on Seven.

  8. DOGES33 August 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm -

    I am loving X factor so far this year to me better then stupid BB

    When Perth going to get 7two news at seven instead we get bargain hunters and gem have news at seven

  9. maxxdude August 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm -

    I think that BB is just trying too hard. Too many twists. Watched last night the whole show for the 1st time & while I dont think they ot the casting right this year – too many princesses – it wasn’t bad. Certainly better than X Factor repeating all the contestants again.
    I agree that BB needs to maybe strip to just shorter shows with maybe longer catch up shows stripped later at night.

  10. DanR August 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm -

    Big Brother is way too long even when you watch it on delay and skip all the ads.

  11. Bogues August 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm -

    Good to see that ABC News is not suffering from the competition of the other new news shows at 7pm.

  12. Pete August 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm -

    In TV land, Big Brother ratings are still good…just not great. Just shows the importance of good lead in audiences, as Winners and Losers goes up significantly and Bake Off goes down by the same proportion.

  13. The Moops August 7, 2013 at 11:52 am -

    Will the last person out of the Big Brother house please turn the lights off? Preferably forever, with hideous ratings like that.

  14. alvar August 7, 2013 at 11:32 am -

    Looks like Home and Away is benefitting while BB is on the air, it doesn’t crack 1m often. BB would benefit from shorter shows, frankly it’s on way too much. Bake Off has also dropped quite a bit without a strong lead in.

  15. Bruce Banner August 7, 2013 at 11:24 am -

    Big Brother and Bake Off are struggling now X Factor and Heston are on the scene.

    Bake Off is a nice little show, but Big Brother – it’s time to go… please.

  16. DJ August 7, 2013 at 11:22 am -

    Nine would have to be a bit concerned at the slow-but-steady drops for Big Brother – it hasn’t rated over a million in a week and that is its lowest result so far.

    Ouch for The Great Australian Bakeoff – this show was rating over a million back in July.

    Will be interesting to see if The Ashes continues to rate for the last 2 tests now that Australia has no chance of winning and can only play for a draw.

  17. adzg August 7, 2013 at 11:19 am -

    It’s gotta be said Big Brother is just terrible this year, the housemates are extremely boring don’t like any of them (except Tahan cos she’s something to look at) to be at that low ratings 1 week in is a real concern RIP BB

  18. AllanPo August 7, 2013 at 10:50 am -

    Bye-bye, Big Bogan.

  19. hcstewie2000 August 7, 2013 at 10:43 am -

    Under The Dome has become beyond corny…but still watching.
    Not sure how they are getting a second season out of it…would be best suited to single season run I think

  20. J Bar August 7, 2013 at 10:40 am -

    Well deserved low ratings for that Big Brother rubbish.

  21. brenton August 7, 2013 at 10:30 am -

    It’s great to see Home And Away over 1 million

    Will regional QLD viewers eventually get to see 7News at 7 & 9News at 7 as currently 7pm is the timeslot for TT on 7TWO and ACA on GEM?

    Not that I will be watching though its H&A all the way :)

  22. Leppie August 7, 2013 at 10:14 am -

    Ouch for Big Brother. :(

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