Under the Dome tops Recipe to Riches for TEN

By David Knox on September 4, 2013 / Filed Under News 12

r2r2Viewers aren’t yet helping themselves to a full serve of TEN’s new Recipe to Riches.

Last week at 8:30pm the show premiered to 616,000 viewers. Now in an earlier timeslot, without any “Event” style competition, it dipped to 587,000 viewers. Luckily for TEN the viewers came back forĀ Under the Dome at 773,000, restored at 8:30pm.

The night was won by Seven network with a share of 29.5% then Nine 25.0%, ABC 20.6%, TEN 19.0% and SBS 5.9%.

Nine News topped the night with 1.2m viewers for Nine then A Current Affair (1.00m), Big Brother (812,000 / 445,000), Hot Seat (691,000) and The Big Bang Theory (618,000 / 615,000).

Seven News (1.18m) was best for Seven then The Force (1.13m), Border Security (1.09m), Winners and Losers (1.00m), Home and Away (952,000), Body of Proof (477,000), Deal or No Deal (459,000) and ABBA: When Four Become One (179,000).

ABC News again won its slot with 959,000 viewers. Next were Clive James: The Kid from Kogarah (945,000), 7:30 (852,000), Foreign Correspondent (703,000), At the Movies (595,000) and The Book Club (307,000).

Under the Dome (773,000) was TEN’s best followed by The Project (600,000), Recipe to Riches (587,000), TEN News (583,000) and NCIS: LA (451,000). The Simpsons was 345,000.

The return of Who Do You Think You Are? pulled 387,000 for SBS ONE then World News Australia (234,000), Insight (167,000) and Dateline (158,000).

ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom led multichannels with 295,000 viewers.

Seven News at 7: 118,000
Nine News at 7:00: 64,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 3 September 2013


  1. cronker September 5, 2013 at 9:19 am -

    For me, the problem with RtR is that it was almost a carbon copy of last weeks episode, just swap out the contestants.
    Oh no! They’re unable to work out how to multiply their ingredients to make a large batch! All good in the end…phew.
    One of the contestants is unsure how to brand their products. Oh, wait, they’ve got it now. Phew.
    Etc etc.
    And the incessant Woolworths product placement and advertising was shameful.

  2. A. September 5, 2013 at 2:46 am -

    I really loved that opening line David. Plus the usual excellent round up. Interesting that Recipe to Riches didn’t provide a lead in to Under the Dome. It shows viewers can change the channel. Good news for Ten there for at least one show.

  3. Pertinax September 4, 2013 at 6:43 pm -

    RtR also provided a couple of hundred thousand lower lead-in, and the audience was probably older.

    So UtD didn’t do too bad.

  4. MrTV September 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm -

    Watched R2R (aka Ratings to Rags) last night for the 1st time :(( Such high expectations, oh well! Will be interesting to see what the Australian version of R2R is like, since the one on air with all the Pommy hosts is so predictable. Though i did like the way everything was in & out of focus…very youth orientated. 1st year Film & TV school grad like. Art!
    ps…..Maybe the TEN Network could take on the theme song from the english band to go with the english hosts, ‘Another one bites the dust’.

  5. alvar September 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm -

    Disappointed with Late Night Feast. I was execting an adult version of the daily shows, where the “conversations that can’t be shown at 7pm” would surface. It feels too unnatural in the current format where Big Brother throws the housemates a big party each weekend to elicit adult drama from the housemates. What about the adult content that’s surfaced across the rest of the week?

  6. Daniel September 4, 2013 at 11:41 am -

    A 30 minute local news bulletin at 6pm on Ten would at the very least get a consistent 500,000 viewers each night. That is much better than what The Simpsons could ever pull in.

    The 5pm news service is good, but if the rest of your lineup fails then it isn’t really worth it. Time to scrap it and move to 6pm.

  7. Cam Reed September 4, 2013 at 11:39 am -

    That’s not too bad for Under The Dome, the week before the timeslot change it did 841,000, so only 68,000 down on that and it had been tracking down on overnight ratings since it started.

    Be interesting to see how the timeshifted figures come out for the 9:40pm UTD show last week and also this week, going by those August 20th ones of 840,000 the timeshifted ones rose by 223,000 to 1,063,000, so maybe more people are delay watching.

  8. craigj77 September 4, 2013 at 11:05 am -

    Nice numbers for David and Margaret, good to see them sneaking in to the TOP 20!!

  9. AllanPo September 4, 2013 at 10:47 am -

    If I need to watch news at 7pm, I would certainly choose the ABC over the commercial networks.

  10. David Knox September 4, 2013 at 10:24 am -

    I agree BB eps have improved.

    As for the 7pm news bulletins, you need to look long term. Analogue switch off ends at the end of the year. It will take time but I wouldn’t write them off yet.

  11. daveinprogress September 4, 2013 at 10:20 am -

    Nine has to be a little worried over the BB figures – the strongest eps of the cycle – eviction and noms, and in my op they were good eps, couldn’t raise 900,000 let alone the magic million. Last night’s was fascinating. There’s a real frisson this year in the mix.

  12. jumpjakflash September 4, 2013 at 10:20 am -

    David, why do the television stations need extra news bulletins at 7.00pm?

    Barely worth doing with those numbers yeah?

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