But the current programming line-up is also failing to capitalise on flow-through from show to show, which is letting down a prime property such as Secrets and Lies.
You only have to look at the way the numbers swinging like a pendulum having to rebuild again every half hour. Here’s how they stacked up yesterday:
The Bold and the Beautiful 447,000
TEN Eyewitness News 690,000
Modern Family rpt 298,000
The Project 6:30 410,000
The Project 7pm 595,000
Modern Family 578,000
Bondi Rescue 370,000
Secrets and Lies 317,000
Blue Bloods 167,000
Seven network won the night with a share of 34.2% then Nine 30.1%, ABC 18.6%, TEN 13.5% and SBS 3.5%.
My Kitchen Rules was again #1 for the night at 1.65m then Seven News (1.2m / 1.13m), Home and Away (1.00m), Revenge (768,000 in 4 cities), How I Met Your Mother (485,000 / 249,000) and Million Dollar Minute (483,000).
The Block (1.26m) topped Nine then Nine News (1.17m / 1.07m), Love Child (1.07m), A Current Affair (970,000), Hot Seat (603,000). Footy Classified was 230,000 in 3 markets.
ABC News (842,000) led ABC1 followed by 7:30 (750,000), Australian Story (684,000), Media Watch (613,000), Four Corners (567,000) and Q & A (548,000).
SBS ONE shows were SBS World News (177,000), Housos (141,000), Stephen Hawking’s Future Universe (140,000), Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (84,000) and Idris Elba: King of Speed (79,000).
ABC2’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom topped multichannels at 369,000.
Today: 319,000 (Nine has not separated Perth News separately)
ABC News Breakfast: 69,000 / 39,000
Wake Up: 49,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 17 March 2014