No more bloody ABBA…

2013-07-17_0925Australia’s dose of ABBA docos appears to be over after Seven’s special ABBA: Dancing Queen pulled 684,000 viewers last night, fourth in its timeslot. It follows plenty of the Swedish band thrust at us recently on ABC, Seven and Nine.

As a result it dragged down Winners and Losers to third in its timeslot.

Tuesday night was another winner for Nine.

Nine network share was 32.5%, Seven 25.1%, TEN 18.5%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 6.5%.

The Block topped the night with 1.39m viewers for Nine then Nine News (1.35m), A Current Affair (1.1m), The Great Australian Bakeoff held firm at 1.09m, The Bible was second in its timeslot at 880,000 / 793,000, Hot Seat was 744,000.

Seven News was 1.26m for Seven then Today Tonight (1.08m) and Home and Away was 958,000. Winners and Losers was third in its timeslot at 867,000 which was unaided by the low lead-in from ABBA: Dancing Queen (684,000). How I Met Your Mother was 556,000 / 458,000 and Deal or No Deal was 510,000.

Under The Dome remains a winner for TEN at 900,000 viewers. Masterchef (719,000) followed then TEN News (713,000), The Project (590,000), NCIS: LA (550,000). The Simpsons was 341,000.

ABC News (965,000) topped ABC1 then New Tricks (807,000), 7:30 (768,000), Kitchen Cabinet (713,000), At the Movies (450,000) and Restoration Man (339,000).

Who Do You Think You Are? (243,000) was best for SBS ONE followed by Insight (213,000), Tour de France (197,000) and World News Australia (187,000).

Big Bang Theory was best on multichannels at 388,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 16 July 2013


  1. Yet another ABBA Special … with me in it!
    This was first aired in Sweden months ago and this is the English version. A very interesting one for ABBA Fans and very good figures as far as this sort of special goes … who else has so many hour long TV specials, 30 years after they stopped recording and still get rating bigger than most of the regular reality shows or serials? No-one! Exactly! And no-one else ever will! There is no such thing as “too much ABBA”! 🙂

  2. I will admit to being seriously tempted by the ABBA documentary. But saw that it ended at a stupid time. So I was much happier watching the always interesting Who Do You Think You Are? Thank you. Also thank you to GEM for Person of Interest. I did notice the Sunday Week addition to the Underbelly ads. Plus I was grateful to be able to watch Four Corners and Media Watch.

    @ michael1970

    Have you tried the local library if you have one? These days catalogues are online. So you don’t even have to visit it. Except digitally.

  3. With The X Factor Almost Certain to take over Tuesday Nights in 2 Weeks Time, Maybe Seven should air Two Hour Audition Episodes on Tuesdays and move Winners and Losers to 9:30 to give some Competition against Under The Dome on Ten.

  4. michael1970

    i havent watched under the dome so far i want to read the book first i really like stephen king but do you think i can get it anywhere at the moment?? no even in secondhand book stores they are sold out of it

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