It’s enough to make a programmer drop the ‘F-Bomb.’ Nine’s “Oscars night” proved to be another winner for Seven.
My Kitchen Rules‘ team challenge, which dangerously resembled a typical MasterChef challenge, was the #1 show of the evening again, at a cool 1.46m viewers. It beat a new Two and a Half Men / $#*! My Dad Says (982,000 / 804,000) and Glee (909,000). The 7:30 Report / Australian Story were (819,000 / 790,000).
Seven’s run continued with Bones (1.08m) just inching ahead of the refreshed This is Your Life (1.04m). House pulled 685,000 and Four Corners / Media Watch were 632,000 / 611,000. A Man vs Wild repeat had to settle for 289,000 but there are new Free to Air episodes next week.
Brothers and Sisters was 744,000 over Q & A on 567,000 with Good News Week at 554,000.
The Academy Awards replay averaged 505,000, higher than the live broadcast on 353,000.
At 7pm Home and Away was the winner on 1.05m, ahead of ABC News on 1.03m and The 7PM Project on 755,000. But Nine experimented by dropping Two and a Half Men in Brisbane (its national average was therefore 614,000). In Brisbane a Big Bang Theory replay was 147,000 down on the 183,000 for the same slot last Monday. Nine will need the audience to be aware of change before it can deduce too much from those figures.
6PM with George Negus starts the week with 425,000, slightly above the 418,000 it got last Monday. By contrast TEN Evening News drops from 342,000 last Monday to 324,000 last night. It was beaten by Neighbours on ELEVEN at 363,000.
In network shares Seven has still only lost one night in the ratings year thus far.