253,000 as TEN plummets into A League of their Own
Ratings: You know there is something fundamentally wrong when your 7:30 show is pulling less than Judge Judy and Neighbours.
Last night A League of their Own was a disastrous 253,000 in a primetime slot for TEN. This comes despite decent numbers for TEN Eyewitness News (718,000). While TEN has seen numbers for other shows struggling to make their mark, to attract those kinds of numbers at 7:30 on a Monday is unacceptable. Even Neighbours on ELEVEN pulled a bigger audience. Today A League of their Own didn’t rate a mention in the network’s daily ratings report. When will TEN bump the show to the weekend?
TEN’s show certainly faced tough competition, and was thrashed by The X Factor at 1.67m -more than six times its audience.
Seven network won the night with a share of 33.9% then Nine 27.9%, ABC 20.9%, TEN 14.1% and SBS 3.3%.
Elsewhere for Seven, The Blacklist was 1.47m in preliminary numbers, Seven News was 1.19m then Today Tonight (1.05m), Home and Away (953,000), Scandal (604,000) and Million Dollar Minute (513,000). Mistresses was 197,000.
Nine News (1.31m) was best for Nine then The Big Bang Theory (1.02m / 1.01m), A Current Affair (1.02m), Big Brother (914,000), Hot Seat (625,000), 2 Broke Girls (210,000) and Two and a Half Men (434,000).
Australian Story (986,000) led ABC1 followed by ABC News (943,000), 7:30 (902,000), Four Corners (828,000), Media Watch (735,000), Q & A (614,000) and Audrey’s Kitchen (404,000).
TEN Eyewitness News did well with 718,000 then The Project was 559,000. But from there everything trailed The Bold and the Beautiful (488,000) with Homeland on 404,000, The Simpsons was 338,000 and A League of their Own a shocking 253,000.
It was also a dire night for SBS ONE with Storm City at 163,000, World News Australia at 154,000, The Vasectomist at 120,000 and Legally Brown just 79,000.
Neighbours was 321,000 on ELEVEN.
ABC News Breakfast: 69,000 / 62,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 21 October 2013