Inside Story off to strong start for Nine

Ratings: Nine's new current affairs show pulls good numbers, while TEN has big problems in Entertainment.

2014-02-27_1126Nine’s first episode of Inside Story made a strong debut.

Not only did it win its timeslot, it even out-performed A Current Affair at 7pm.

Elsewhere TEN still has big headaches with disappointing numbers for The Biggest Loser at 319,000 which saw The Good Wife at 8:30 slump to just 267,000 -an unacceptable number for the timeslot. Next week TEN is pinning its hopes on new and returning dramas, Secrets and Lies and Puberty Blues.

Seven network won the night with a share of 34.6% then Nine 31.2%, ABC 16.8%, TEN 13.1% and SBS 4.2%.

My Kitchen Rules topped the night with 1.77m for Seven then Seven News (1.03m / 1.00m), The Blacklist (942,000), Home and Away (921,000), Million Dollar Minute (428,000) and Chicago Fire (357,000).

The Block (1.23m) was best for Nine then Nine News (1.09m / 1.09m), Inside Story (1.00m), ACA (981,000), Hot Seat (594,000), CSI (490,000).

ABC News (839,000) topped ABC1 followed by 7:30 (615,000), Mad as Hell (614,000), Spicks and Specks (488,000), The Moodys (380,000) and The Last Leg (326,000).

Tough times continue at TEN with TEN Eyewitness News best at 580,000, Next was The Project (512,000 / 320,000), The Bold and the Beautiful (431,000), The Biggest Loser (319,000), The Good Wife (267,000 / 238,000) and Modern Family (250,000).

Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve (243,000) led SBS ONE followed by One Born Every Minute (179,000), World News Australia (125,000) and Lilyhammer (83,000).

ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (331,000) topped multichannels.

Sunrise: 314,000
Today: 299,000
ABC News Breakfast: 75,000 / 51,000
Wake Up: 35,000

OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 26 February 2014

19 Responses

  1. I think Tens problems are their own doing, and go a long way back. I remember during the nineties, with their constant pandering to a youth demographic, it brought them massive profits, but once the internet took off, well, so did their tech savy audience. Since then they have struggled, and now its all come to a head. Perhaps they haven’t been taken seriously by an older loyal audience, which they desperately need. Something 9 & 7 had been cultivating for years.

  2. Things are bad for Channel 10 when a Daytime Soap Opera(Bold & the Beautiful) is outrating its prime time lineup.
    Yes, Ten should put B&B on in primetime, in an unedited form.
    It is time for TBL to be put to rest, permanently.

  3. Agreed about the chop and change on Inside Story, but it’s not really a new phenomenon. RBT, Customs, Border Patrol etc all do the same thing. But it is annoying.
    With Inside Story, the entire first segment was all set up. It took about 10 minutes into the show before we got into the first story.
    It will be interesting to see how MKR travels now that the instant restaurant rounds are over. It always seems to drop a little after these.

  4. Inside Story was a little meh for me, but what is Nine’s (and Seven’s) obsession with the colour red? Every set and graphic is red.

    @Pakes. Here in Sydney it was ‘Grace Bros. Where else?’ often to the chuckle of British tourists.

  5. The Good Wife was only getting around 350k last season at 9:30pm. It was going to do worse than that against MKR/The Blacklist and The Block/Inside Story.

    Worrying for Puberty Blues which was rating 750k later in the year when there was less competition, and it hasn’t been on a for a while.

  6. Watched Inside Story and to be honest, it was poorly done. It began to irritate me how the stories weren’t consistent, they would jump all over the place before finishing one story. Admittedly the insights were interesting though

  7. @ Bass_A – your comment is hilarious. Love it! It reminds me of Myer’s old slogan “At Myer, where else?” Which was quoted back at staff in a sarcastic tone! Does anyone know what numbers the Simpsons was doing? Better or worse than Modern Family.

  8. If Million Dollar Minute was hosted by Simon from the beginning, instead of Grant Denyer, it may have been more successful. IMO it is a much better show than Hot Seat, lots more questions for quiz buffs.

  9. I thought Inside Story was great, I will be back next week, well done to Nine. Their News and Current affairs are going really well, better than Seven at the moment – so credit where credit is due. MKR is just huge Seven is still dominating every night!

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