TEN’s primary channel sank to a 5.9% share last night, the lowest survey share since the start of OzTAM ratings in 2001.
Again the channel could not manage 500,000 viewers with TEN Eyewitness News best at 473,000 viewers. Elementary was 380,000, The Graham Norton Show was 244,000. An empty war-chest decision to play a repeat Narnia movie at 6:30pm got what it deserved -just 226,000. Are You Paying Attention? is not helping at just 189,000.
The saving grace for TEN was the FIA Formula One, at 375,000 it helped push ONE to a 5.0% channel share and kept the network in double figures and only just above the preceding week.
Once again it was reality shows that hogged the night with The Block‘s room reveal again defeating My Kitchen Rules.
Nine network share was 35.3% then Seven 33.0%, ABC 15.2%, TEN 12.5% and SBS 4.0%.
The Block‘s 1.73m was its second best numbers this season, together with 60 Minutes (1.42m) they powered Nine to a win, followed by Nine News (1.26m), Fat Tony and Co. (1.04m in 5 cities / 547,000 in 3 cities). A Person of Interest repeat was 281,000.
My Kitchen Rules was no pushover at a strong 1.57m viewers for Seven then Seven News (1.33m) and Sunday Night (1.19m). Downton Abbey won its timeslot at 1.1m viewers. A Resurrection replay was 297,000.
ABC News (828,000) may have topped ABC1 but the season finale of Rake finished strong on 759,000. Next were Ice Age Giants (656,000) and Compass (423,000). Waking the Dead was just 185,000.
SBS ONE had a tough night with SBS World News (185,000), Himmler and the Holy Grail (182,000), Dirty Business (138,000) and How to Build a Bionic Man (117,000).
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 30 2014