Hot Seat back in front of Million Dollar Minute

hsmcguireAfter just three nights, Nine’s Hot Seat has taken back its mantle in the 5:30 game show battle, while curiosity in Million Dollar Minute diminishes.

Seven’s game show pulled 811,000 on Monday but it’s now at 550,000. Nine’s game show was 674,000 on Monday and last night pulled 599,000. TV execs are more than familiar with the “J curve” trend of show’s launching big, then immediately falling away before staging and inch by inch comeback, and that’s what they will be hoping for here. Of course, strictly speaking TEN Eyewitness News won the 5-6 hour with 638,000.

Meanwhile The Bachelor‘s move from Sunday to Wednesday was wise, lifting from 576,000 to 656,000 and proving more competitive. Significantly, it even topped the 16-39 demos and was second in 18-49. Not so fortunate was This Week Live. At just  259,000 it’s now lower than their afternoon numbers for The Bold and The Beautiful and Judge Judy.

Seven Network won the night with a share of 28.2% then Nine 27.2%, ABC 21.3%, TEN 18.7% and SBS 4.6%.

Seven News topped the night with 1.16m for Seven then Today Tonight (936,000), Home and Away (876,000), SlideShow (765,000), Just for Laughs (591,000), Million Dollar Minute (550,000) and Deal or No Deal (276,000).

Nine News (1.16m) was best for Nine followed by A Current Affair (913,000), Big Brother (819,000 / 763,000),  Arrow (618,000 / 473,000), and Hot Seat (599,000).

Gruen Planet (988,000) and ABC News (914,000) both won their timeslots for ABC1. 7:30 was 799,000, Qi was 788,000, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery was 699,000 and Adam Hills: The Last Leg was 409,000.

The Bachelor (656,000) was best for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (638,000), Wonderland (637,000), The Project (588,000). The Simpsons was 352,000 but This Week Live slumped to just 259,000.

SBS ONE has a tough night with Charlie Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers (172,000), World News Australia (165,000), Edwardian Insects on Film (161,000) and The Killing (106,000).

ABC2’s Fireman Sam (336,000) led multichannels.

Sunrise: 348,000
Today: 295,000
ABC News Breakfast:  63,000 / 41,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 18 September 2013


  1. All my friends on Facebook missed The Bachelor episode due to the change of day. Not TV Tonight fans I guess. Had 10 promoted this better via different means ratings would have been higher perhaps?

  2. David, I have the episode of Minute To Win It on DVD where the contestant won a million dollars. I also have the stories from Sunrise and Today Tonight featuring the contestant.

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