Seven’s coverage of the V8 Supercars coverage from Bathurst stumped up with an excellent 1.21m viewers yesterday, screened out of primetime.
The numbers fed into Seven News (1.41m) beating Nine News (1.26m) and a win for Sunday Night (1.28m) over Journey To The Centre Of The Planet (811,000) and The Renovators (744,000). ABC News was 797,000.
But that’s where the run of good luck ended with new drama Wild Boys slipping to 946,000 viewers -under the million mark for the second week in a row.
Last week’s Wild Boys may have been affected by the NRL Grand Final, but this week it had no such competition. For a Seven drama to be under the million mark after just 6 weeks in a premium timeslot goes against the tide of the network’s other dramas. It was beaten by 60 Minutes (1.08m) and Grand Designs (958,000).
But Seven isn’t alone in its troubles with the timeslot.
Junior MasterChef slipped to fourth place on 899,000 viewers. Despite its remarkable pint-sized chefs, the show is yet to create much buzz. A year ago we couldn’t get enough of the MasterChef brand, but this year viewers seem reato want a break from it all. Planet Egypt on SBS ONE was in last place with 238,000.
At 8:30pm Underbelly: Razor continued its winning streak on 1.28m viewers while Terra Nova was strong on 1.02m. They were followed by Bones (804,000), The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency (738,000) and Dateline (166,000).
At 9:30pm it was Castle (700,000), Person Of Interest (679,000) and Ringer (568,000).
The Big Bang Theory was the highest-rated stand alone show on multichannels with 238,000.
It was a close tussle between Nine and Seven, but Seven just pipped Nine at the flag.