Seven, Nine still lead with Reality juggernauts.

By David Knox on March 19, 2014 / Filed Under News 21

Harry and Christo_resizeCooking and renovation still dominates dieting in the land of Reality TV.

My Kitchen Rules saw Christo and Harry eliminated to the tune of 1.66m viewers, while The Block did well with 1.3m viewers. But The Biggest Loser lived up to its title. At just 307,000 it was last in its timeslot behind SBS.

Seven network won the night with a share of 34.9% then Nine 29.7%, ABC 16.3%, TEN 14.2% and SBS 4.8%.

Next for Seven were Seven News (1.07m / 1.01m), Home and Away (972,000), Winners and Losers (968,000  / 860,000), Million Dollar Minute (476,000). Botched Up Bodies was 258,000.

Next for Nine were Big Bang  (1.19m / 900,000), Nine News (1.17m / 1.09m), A Current Affair (961,000), Hot Seat (568,000), 2 Broke Girls (481,000 / 327,000) and Two and a Half Men (262,000).

ABC News (886,000) topped ABC1 then a New Tricks repeat (693,000), 7:30 (667,000), Foreign Correspondent (557,000), At The Movies (374,000) and Little Crackers (362,000).

TEN Eyewitness News (611,000) was best for TEN followed by The Project (555,000 / 360,000), NCIS: LA (505,000), NCIS (502,000). 

Queen Victoria’s Children (349,000) rated well for SBS ONE, then Insight (196,000), SBS World News (132,000) and Dateline (121,000).

Neighbours led multichannels at 292,000.

Sunrise: 340,000
Today: 328,000 (incl Perth News)
ABC News Breakfast: 74,000 / 45,000
Wake Up: 35,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 18 March 2014

21 Comments »

  1. David Knox March 20, 2014 at 8:21 am -

    The link is there at the bottom.

  2. A. March 20, 2014 at 4:14 am -

    I’d like to thank the ABC for most of the News, the former The 7.30 Report, Foreign Correspondent, Lateline, Four Corners and Media Watch.

    I thought Four Corners was important and I didn’t mind the way the dates were done either. I appreciated the explanation for why there was an apology on Q&A on Media Watch. I understand. I could say more but won’t except I don’t think badly of the ABC nor Marcia Langton in this instance.

    My one criticism of Media Watch is the way they label the footage from the channels, including the ABC, is horrid. Why can’t it be like Lateline? Especially as the footage had the watermarks.

  3. A. March 20, 2014 at 4:11 am -

    Congratulations to Seven and Nine. I’m glad NCIS picks up viewers. I’ve looked at last week’s report on SBS and except for the News being down it seems similar or better this week. So I apologise if I freaked out SBS with my worries about the frequency change. Although I’m very happy they have an easy to find information on their website about the change. Maybe that helped. I hope it did.

    David I noticed that NCIS and NCIS LA thing too. I don’t recall it happening either. But I haven’t been obsessively looking at the figures. I also have a request or a suggestion. Would it be permitted for the reports that you write for a date have a link on that ratings report. I know you do it the other way. But it is easy to find the ratings but less so to find the reports for a specific day. Also maybe the week too. I’m not sure it is allowed. Just from now on if it is.

  4. chivasssimo March 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm -

    Studio 10 is easily the best morning show out there. Congratulations TEN.

  5. maxxdude March 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm -

    Sorry to post 2 comments but David do you know if Ten has a contract that they have to show Biggest Loser on the main channel?
    Nine or Seven would have flipped it to a digital channel weeks ago. Think Excess Baggage.

  6. maxxdude March 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm -

    I keep trying to give Wake Up a go but James just spoils it every time & I flip back to today within a few mins.
    He really has to go (same as Nuala & Sam) if the show is to get any credibility. James & Sam seem to think that they are the funniest people on the planet & James loves to spoil a serious interview by trying to be funny. He never is.
    Sam is even worse.
    Peter Meakin please, if you are reading this so something about the James/Sam/Nuala problem.
    Tarsh is OK. Just change the rest.
    P.S. If you had a roving reporter/weather person you may just overcome the perceived Syd/Melb bias of the show as the ‘local’ news is a joke.

  7. tvf March 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm -

    Hopefully it won’t be too long before winners and losers returns. I still enjoy it but I do concede its not as good as when it began. Now that 3 or the original 4 are single and the other is in a new relationship there will be more scope to introduce new plot lines and characters.

  8. Mr. J March 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm -

    9am and The Circle had brief good patches where they went up to 90-100k. but both were bombing with 40k when they were axed. Studio ten is pulling similar figures, but the standards of what is considered a bomb have changed, so it can be considered safe.

  9. oztvheritage March 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm -

    yep…and i thought 9am was rating closer to 100K.

    It was an average program. But The Circle was well produced and should not have been axed.

    Studio 10 is the best program in its time slot but is rating half what The Circle was.

  10. David Knox March 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm -

    David Reyne indicated he was moving on. Kim Watkins never did though.

  11. Bullswool March 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm -

    @trev Studio 10 is currently averaging 50,000 viewers a morning. 9am with David and Kim averaged that same figure and lasted for three years. In the end it was cancelled because both hosts quit, not because of low ratings.

  12. Harry March 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm -

    I have no idea what TEN are thinking, they can’t win whatever happens! Even if they do win the case, how can they hope Stevens will then work for them, he does not want to work at TEN! They lose no matter what! All this publicity is just damaging them even further. They should just have copped it and moved on!

  13. David Knox March 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm -

    He already made favourable comments about Studio 10 and flagged changes to Wake Up.

  14. trev March 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm -

    How long before Peter Meakin axes the woeful Wake Up and the equally hopeless Studio 10?

  15. Angela March 19, 2014 at 11:52 am -

    Yes, pretty hgh number for Winners and Losers – guess it was because it was the final.
    I used to quite like it but think it has had its day – has become more cliched and inane with each episode and has reached a point where it’s really going nowhere.

    I like Virginia Gay but the drawn out, ongoing saga between her character and boyfriend, Zac, has become tedious to watch.
    The acting of those two in particular last night was woeful.
    I’m sure it will come trundling back later in the year but don’t think I’ll bother with it anymore.

  16. Didda March 19, 2014 at 11:49 am -

    I really am the only person watching Wake Up aren’t I. Poor Ten :-(

  17. David Knox March 19, 2014 at 10:49 am -

    Not sure I have seen NCIS LA outrate NCIS before.

  18. Mr. J March 19, 2014 at 10:45 am -

    A very cheeky episode of MKR, Harry & christo were good sports to go along with that.

  19. Lyn March 19, 2014 at 10:43 am -

    502,000 for NCIS!!!!
    I never thought I’d see that!
    Very sad!
    (although last night’s had to be my least favourite episode ever!)

  20. Pete March 19, 2014 at 10:40 am -

    Very high numbers for Winners and Losers second hour finishing at a late time yet still attracting 860K.

    I am tired of commenting on how woeful the numbers are for Biggest Loser which is dragging down any of the 8.30 shows. Ten are not listening to us!!!

  21. dan March 19, 2014 at 10:37 am -

    Poor biggest loser it is still a good show after 9 years much better than the block but I have to say while it is still a good show it is a boring traning a town if they do bring it back next year which I think almost definatly won’t happen they should go back to couple singles or family’s

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