At last the Nine Network has a hit on its hands with UK comedy series Come Fly with Me.
Last night the show pulled in 1.48m viewers, possibly fuelled by WIN / NBN pulling the “controversial” series from the sensitive eyes of regional viewers.
Yesterday a WIN spokesperson told TV Tonight “The WIN Network will monitor the performance of the show and the timeslot in the metropolitan markets this evening and introduce to our schedule within the coming weeks.”
Based on last night’s ratings WIN should install the series into its schedule pronto, and Nine-owned NBN should never have abandoned it.
Compared to the performance of some other Nine shows this year, 1.48m is TV gold.
But it wasn’t enough to topple MasterChef Australia, which hit 1.57m viewers and won its timeslot. Talk of the show’s average ratings due to the success of Australia’s Got Talent are premature. One show’s success does not always mean another is tanking.
But the same cannot be said for No Ordinary Family, which in the 7:30 timeslot took a hit for Seven at 811,000 (last week 952,000). The show has already been axed in the US. Expect movement on this one shortly…
That didn’t do The Amazing Race Australia any favours, but the show did win its timeslot rising to 1.25m viewers (it would have been higher if not for the lead-in). Offspring‘s two episodes were 927,000 / 760,000 and the two CSI‘s were 748,000 / 568,000.
Nine’s first-run Big Bang Theory at 7:30pm also did good business at 1.24m.
On ABC1 Australian Story was 743,000 and Four Corners 733,000.
Neighbours was the top show on multichannels with 387,000. The premiere of An Idiot Abroad (278,000) on ONE beat SBS ONE’s Man vs Wild on 260,000.
Seven won the night.