On social media last night the period drama from Playmaker Media was attracting plenty of positive comment. It helped take Nine to the edge in evening share, only pipped at the post by 0.1%.
There was no stopping My Kitchen Rules with another whopping audience of 1.92m viewers as the #1 show of the night.
Seven network share was 30.5% then Nine 30.4%, TEN 18.2%, ABC 17.6% and SBS 3.4%.
Also for Seven were Seven News (1.12m / 1.12m), Home and Away (939,000), Million Dollar Minute (420,000) and Chicago Fire (402,000).
Nine’s other performers were The Block (1.2m), Nine News (1.16m / 1.13m), A Current Affair (1.13m), Hot Seat (632,000), and the movie Crazy Stupid Love (325,000).
In preliminary numbers TEN Eyewitness News led for TEN (619,000), then The Project (460,000 / 309,000), and Sochi Winter Olympics (417,000 / 331,000). A Men’s Snowboard Cross final, which was effectively postponed, had 362,000 in 4 cities.
ABC News (875,000) was best for ABC1 then Four Corners (717,000), Australian Story (629,000 in 4 cities), Media Watch (629,000), 7:30 (625,000 in 4 cities), and Q & A (506,000). In Adelaide 74,000 watched a Leader’s Debate on ABC1.
On SBS ONE it was Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe (164,000), Swift & Shift Couriers (141,000), Strip the City (122,000) and World News Australia (114,000).
ONE led multichannels again although the top title was the curiously worded Simulcast at 312,000 in 4 cities -presumably from Sochi.
ABC News Breakfast: 59,000 / 46,000
Wake Up: 45,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 17 February 2014