At 538,000 viewers it managed to clear the half a million hurdle which is something several other local shows have not been able to do for TEN recently.
Now the bad news: 538,000 viewers for a local drama isn’t exactly anything to write home about and reflects the glum state of the network. Nor does the youthful audience address the bigger chase for 25-54s.
It was certainly not aided by the struggling Biggest Loser which had a lead-in of just 325,000 viewers. Loser is letting down the team badly, dropping from 520,000 as its Project lead-in and unable to go head to head with other Reality fare.
TEN wasn’t the only one with some challenges. ABC comedy shows Spicks and Specks (443,000) and The Moodys (339,000) are also doing it tough.
Seven Network won with a 35.1% share then Nine 28.6%, ABC 17.0%, TEN 15.3% and SBS 4.1%.
Even with its lowest audience this season My Kitchen Rules still managed to top the night at 1.6m viewers for Seven. Next were Seven News (1.11m / 1.04m), Home and Away (903,000), The Blacklist (869,000), Million Dollar Minute (457,000) and Chicago Fire (389,000 / 288,000).
Nine News (1.11m / 1.03m) topped Nine followed by The Block (1.09m), A Current Affair (925,000), Inside Story (700,000), Hot Seat (603,000). CSI: NY was 216,000.
ABC News (766,000) led ABC1 followed by 7:30 (597,000), Mad as Hell (596,000), Spicks and Specks (443,000), The Moodys (339,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (320,000).
Best for TEN was TEN Eyewitness News (580,000) then Puberty Blues (538,000), The Project (311,000 / 520,000), The Bold and the Beautiful (405,000), The Biggest Loser (325,000) and The Good Wife (277,000).
Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve (223,000) led SBS ONE followed by One Born Every Minute (148,000), World News Australia (118,000) and Lilyhammer (69,000).
ABC2’s The Hive (310,000) was best on multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 64,000 / 45,000
Wake Up: 33,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 5 March 2014