Experiment sinking, NCIS to the rescue
The Spearman Experiment hit a new low last night, while TEN's audience boomed for the return of a thumpin' episode of NCIS.
In the third night of the week from hell there were triumphs one and all….which means failures one and all too.
The return of NCIS stormed to 1.42m viewers (and rave reports from TV Tonight viewers already) which certainly bodes well for its remaining episodes on TEN this year. Expect it to disappear from late November. It wasn’t enough to win the slot, but for TEN it was a lifeline.
That victory went to Packed to the Rafters on just under 1.7m -down slightly from its ‘racy’ episode last week. The drop could easily be attributed to the return of NCIS and Nine’s Shrek premiere than viewer moral outrage.
Nine’s victory was Nine News in Sydney, which defeated Seven News by 10,000 viewers. Any theories on this one, people?
But TEN’s Spearman Experiment 668,000 was thrashed by 20 to 1‘s 1.2m and Seven’s factuals 1.44m / 1.38m. After its slight rise last week it hit a new low. But it did increase on The 7PM Project’s 609,000.
Shrek the Third took 783,000 for Nine while a last minute switch to The Vampire Diaries did pretty well considering, 348,000. Hot Seat was only 10,000 viewers behind Deal or No Deal.
Seven now has three out of three nights.