Million Dollar Minute beats Hot Seat, but A League of Their Own struggles.

mdm5Good news for Seven with its first outing of Million Dollar Minute beating Hot Seat by a fair margin.

The Grant Denyer quiz show pulled 811,000 viewers to Hot Seat‘s 674,000. Seven won in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, up from 500,000 for Deal or No Deal last Monday. The numbers reflect a strong marketing campaign for the show, but time will tell if viewers stick beyond an initial curiosity factor. Seven’s show gave away around $25k to its winner while Nine’s was $50k.

Meanwhile TEN had a good relaunch for TEN Eyewitness News on 675,000 (up from 587,000 a week earlier) but a poor start for A League of their Own at just 465,000 viewers.

Seven won the night with a network share of 30.9% then Nine 27.6%, ABC1 21.4%, TEN 15.4% and SBS 4.8%.

Seven News was 1.42m for Seven then The X Factor eliminating Ellie (1.4m), Today Tonight (1.09m), Home and Away (1.05m), Mr Selfridge (834,000 / 570,000), Million Dollar Minute (811,000), Deal or No Deal (390,000). Talking Footy was 124,000 in 3 cities and 30 Rock was 63,000.

Nine News (1.33m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (1.17m), Big Brother was 999,000 in preliminary figures (but will be adjusted to 1.03m), The Amazing 80s was 809,000, Hot Seat was 674,000, Two and a Half Men was 374,000 / 206,000, Footy Classified was 323,000 in 3 cities, and Big Bang Theory was 276,000 in 2 cities.

Australian Story was top of ABC1’s night at 983,000 viewers, then ABC News (975,000), 7:30 (891,000), Four Corners (765,000), Q & A (705,000), Media Watch (690,000) and Restoration Home (336,000).

TEN Eyewitness News rebranded with 675,000 for TEN. The Project was 621,000. From there the night was weak with Wanted (469,000), A League of their Own (465,000). The Simpsons was 366,000 and Blue Bloods tanked at 215,000.

On SBS ONE it was World News Australia (227,000), Housos season final on 217,000, Beat the Ancestors (206,000) and Out of Control (154,000).

ABC2’s Charlie and Lola (354,000) topped multichannels.

Sunrise: 383,000
Today: 319,000
ABC News Breakfast: 74,000 / 35,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 16 September 2013


  1. I agree with Jezza, I think 10 will fold unless something drastic is done. There have just been so many dreadful decisions and it really is being run into the ground and has been failing for a very long time. I will be disappointed if I am right because I watch a lot of channel 11 but I think I’m in the minority. Someone here has been suggesting (sorry, too exhausted to check who!) they close for a month and then reopen with a lot of fanfare, maybe this is worth considering.

  2. @Jock I agree also. Those election graphics were awful to look at! My preference is 7 news but it’s a shame the direction they have been going lately with graphics and all.

    On the upside, I also watched eyewitness news to check it out and I though the graphics were pretty sweet!

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