While Nine’s Hot Seat pulled 704,000 and TEN News was 652,000, Deal or No Deal struggled on just 488,000 viewers. So while viewers in Sydney tuned in to see fires on their 6pm news 427,000 of them were watching Nine, but just 296,000 on Seven. In Melbourne the gap was almost as stark. In turn it impacted on Today Tonight. At 988,000 it was even lower than Winners and Losers at 8:30pm.
Thankfully Seven was able to rebuild through its factual offerings and still won the night.
Seven network share was 30.0% then Nine 24.8%, TEN 20.2%, ABC 19.1% and SBS 5.9%.
Thanks to Perth, Adelaide and Brissy, Seven News was 1.24m nationally (in Perth Seven was 223,000 over Nine’s 92,000). Next was The Force (1.13m), Border Security (1.07m), Winners and Losers (992,000), Today Tonight (988,000), Home and Away (965,000), Deal or No Deal (488,000), and Body of Proof (456,000).
Nine News (1.26m) topped the night for Nine then A Current Affair (1.11m), Big Brother (873,000 / 402,000), Hot Seat (704,000), and The Big Bang Theory (600,000 / 584,000).
Under the Dome was 784,000 for TEN followed by TEN News (652,000), The Project (617,000), Recipe to Riches (608,000), NCIS: LA (475,000). The Simpsons was 385,000.
ABC News won its timeslot with 1.12m viewers. Next for ABC1 was 7:30 (781,000), Rise of the Continents (718,000), Foreign Correspondent (671,000), Australian Encounters (457,000) and At the Movies (436,000).
Who Do You Think You Are? (257,000) led SBS ONE then Insight (244,000), World News Australia (216,000) and Dateline (167,000).
ABC2’s Fireman Sam topped multichannels on 334,000 viewers.
In The Flesh was just 27,000 for SBS 2.
Seven News at 7: 97,000
Nine News at 7:00: 50,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 10 September 2013