The short-run US drama has been TEN’s bright spot since MasterChef ended and was used as launch pad for Sleepy Hollow (597,000) and won its timeslot. Both shows outrated the earlier local production Recipe to Riches.
Meanwhile the game show battle has already narrowed with Million Dollar Minute dropping from 811,000 to 604,000 in 24 hours, now only 28,000 ahead of Hot Seat. After the curiosity factor of Monday’s premiere the hard slog begins.
Big Brother is also enjoying a strong week, topping all the key demos.
Seven won the night with a network share was 29.5% then Nine 25.3%, TEN 20.1%, ABC 19.4% and SBS 5.7%.
Seven News was #1 for the night on 1.19m followed by The Force 1.1m, Border Security (1.04m), Today Tonight (957,000), Winners and Losers (925,000), Home and Away (876,000), Million Dollar Minute (604,000), Body of Proof (529,000 / 359,000) and Deal or No Deal (296,000).
Nine News (1.18m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (1.03m), Big Brother (942,000 / 403,000), Hot Seat (576,000) and Big Bang (562,000 / 474,000).
Under the Dome finished well for TEN on 857,000. Next was TEN Eyewitness News (608,000), The Project (599,000), Sleepy Hollow (597,000) and Recipe to Riches (528,000). The Simpsons was 381,000.
ABC News won its timeslot with 944,000 for ABC1. Next was 7:30 (794,000), Rise of the Continents (774,000), Foreign Correspondent (652,000), At the Movies (505,000) and Restoration Home (264,000).
Insight (289,000) was best on SBS ONE then Who Do You Think You Are? (249,000), World News Australia (199,000) and Dateline (159,000).
ABC2′s Fireman Sam (297,000) was best on multichannels.
Nine Afternoon News: 253,000
Seven News at 4: 165,000
Nine News Now: 110,000
Daily Edition: 82,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 17 September 2013