Dancing with the Stars stepped back onto television screens last night and proved once again why Live television is still broadly appealing. It topped the night with 1.33m viewers (Preliminary) which is a very good average for a show that run shy of 3 hours by just 10 minutes.
It’s also better than its 2012 premiere of 1.08m viewers -but that was against The Voice premiere.
Seven dominated viewing, more than double TEN’s share as Sleepy Hollow slipped to 461,000.
Seven network share was 34.5% then Nine 24.7%, ABC 18.5%, TEN 16.6% and SBS 5.7.
Seven’s other performers were Seven News (1.19m), Today Tonight (1.08m), Home and Away (979,000), Body of Proof (671,000 / 201,000), Million Dollar Minute (514,000) and Deal or No Deal (320,000).
Nine News (1.32m) led Nine then ACA (1.04m), Big Brother (817,000), Hot Seat (613,000), Big School (644,000), Big Bang Theory (636,000) and Movie: The Hangover (357,000).
ABC News (1.02m) won its timeslot for ABC1 followed by 7:30 (822,000), Foreign Correspondent (762,000), Rise of the Continents (700,000), At the Movies (437,000), and Restoration Home (304,000).
TEN Eyewitness News (632,000) was TEN’s best followed by The Project (572,000), Recipe to Riches (516,000) and Sleepy Hollow (461,000). The Simpsons was 368,000 and NCIS: LA was 304,000.
On SBS ONE it was Who Do You Think You Are? (343,000), Insight (261,000), World News Australia (181,000) and Dateline (160,000).
Neighbours topped multichannels with 296,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 69,000 / 49,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 1 October 2013