If Seven has had a worse night this year than last night it’s hard to recall it.
Unbelievably, the network could not rise above 450,000 viewers after 7:30pm.
Its problem is the might of Australian Ninja Warrior‘s magnet at the same time as its own shows are struggling. But Seven’s strategy is arguably holding off other drawcards until Ninja Warrior and MasterChef have ended, including Hell’s Kitchen Australia, Blue Murder: Killer Cop and now presumably Little Big Shots. Until then it looks like a pretty rough ride. Thankfully it has weeks of wins as insurance.
Australian Ninja Warrior again dominated at 1.47m viewers and topped demos. It swamped MasterChef Australia (by the same production company) on 779,000. But it was Behave Yourself that wasn’t even in the running with just 434,000, fourth behind 7:30.
At 8:30pm, excluding Ninja‘s extension, Diana: Seven Days that Shook the World was in front of Shark Tank and Yummy Mummies and Insight.
Seven just scraped in front of TEN on primary channels 14.8% to 14.2%.
Nine network won Tuesday with 35.3% then Seven 23.3%, TEN 20.2%, ABC 14.0% and SBS 7.3%.
Australian Ninja Warrior was #1 for Nine with 1.47m viewers then Nine News (1.08m / 1.06m), A Current Affair (905,000), Hot Seat (577,000 / 331,000) and movie: Casino Royale drew 380,000.
Seven News (1.05m / 1.00m) led for Seven followed by Home and Away (677,000), The Chase (675,000 / 407,000), Behave Yourself (434,000), Yummy Mummies (354,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (301,000).
MasterChef Australia (779,000), Shark Tank (581,000), The Project (575,000 / 369,000), TEN Eyewitness News (516,000), Family Feud (375,000) and NCIS (263,000) comprised TEN’s night.
On ABC it was ABC News (714,000), Diana: Seven Days that Shook the World (599,000), 7:30 (521,000), Ask the Doctor (430,000) and Foreign Correspondent (301,000).
Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria’s Slum (276,000) was best for SBS then Insight (208,000), Dateline (162,000), Tour de France (132,000) and SBS World News (135,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom again topped multichannels with 211,000.
Today Extra: 139,000 / 83,000
The Morning Show: 132,000 / 89,000
Studio 10: 69,000 / 52,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 11 July 2017