Is this the state of television? Twice the number of viewers who watched the excellent drama of Redfern Now tuned in to see four geeks get a makeover on Beauty & the Geek Australia.
Seven’s geeks managed an impressive 1.28m viewers while ABC’s drama had to settle for 644,000. After several weeks of losing Thursdays (aided by no Big Brother on Nine), Seven easily won the night.
Seven Network was 32.5% followed by Nine 24.0%, TEN 19.4%, ABC 18.4% and SBS 5.7%.
Beauty & the Geek Australia topped the night with 1.28m for Seven then Seven News (1.11m), Today Tonight (970,000), Home and Away (934,000), Brynne: My Bedazzled Life (910,000), The Unbelievable Truth plunged from its geek lead-in (572,000), Deal or No Deal (448,000) and Family Guy (301,000).
Nine News was 1.06m for Nine then ACA (911,000), Getaway (618,000), Hot Seat (604,000), The Big Bang Theory (593,000), CSI (494,000), CSI: Miami (416,000). A second CSI ep played in two cities with 203,000.
Modern Family (562,000) was best for TEN. TEN News was 545,000, Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals was 530,00 / 514,000, Law and Order: SVU was 488,000 / 406,000, and The Project 6pm was 364,000.
On ABC1 it was ABC News (930,000), 7:30 (780,000), Catalyst (663,000), Redfern Now (644,000 was second in its slot), Qi (593,000), Angry Boys (229,000) and Greatest Cities of the World with Griff Rhys Jones (228,000).
Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket led SBS ONE with 271,000 then One Born Every Minute (248,000), Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 2 (238,000), My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita (162,000) and World News Australia (141,000).
Big Bang topped multichannels with 341,000 on GO!
ABC News Breakfast: 49,000 / 40,000