The great ratings divide
Ratings: Television continues to divide into a landscape where blockbusters are grabbing 2 million viewers and everything else is under 1.2m.
The middle ground of shows between 1.3 – 2 million continues to vanish.
Seven again topped the night with a network share of 35.8% then Nine 25.5%, ABC 18.4%, TEN 14.1% and SBS 6.1%.
My Kitchen Rules’ first group challenge was #1 with 1.95m with #2 being Seven News (1.16m). Also for Seven were Today Tonight (1.03m), Home and Away (1.01m), Bones (922,000 / 520,000) and Deal or No Deal (474,000).
Nine News (1.12m) topped Nine then The Block (1.04m), ACA (952,000), The Mentalist (655,000), Hot Property (645,000), Hot Seat (561,000) and CSI: NY (275,000). Footy Classified was 227,000 in 3 states.
ABC News (982,000) again topped ABC1 followed by 7:30 (725,000), Catalyst (581,000), Making Couples Happy (508,000), The Midwives (440,000), Grand Designs (285,000) and Lateline (216,000).
Once again TEN could not rise beyond TEN News (621,000). The Project was 427,000, Law and Order: SVU was 357,000, The Simpsons was 317,000 and American Idol stalled at just 270,000 -tieing with SBS for last place.
Food Safari (270,000) was best for SBS then Yotam Ottolenghi’s Meditteranean Feast (237,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (213,000), Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita (201,000) and World News Australia (167,000).
ABC2’s Peppa Pig was 286,000 as the best on multichannels. The premiere of Please Like Me was 176,000 across 2 episodes and might have been higher had it been coded as 2 shows.
ABC News Breakfast: 65,000 / 26,000
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 28 February 2013