Last night was just 296,000, up marginally from a dreadful 268,000 the night before. While the show struggles against the might of MKR and The Block it’s letting down quality shows like Puberty Blues as a lead-in. Even the network’s own ratings release can’t find some solace in the Demos.
Clearly on those numbers the show should be bumped to another timeslot or onto a multichannel. But really, what does TEN have to replace it with that will do any better? What does it mean for 2015 commissions -and can MasterChef turn this thing around?
Seven Network again won the night with a 33.6% share then Nine 31.0%, ABC 15.6%, TEN 15.4% and SBS 4.2%.
My Kitchen Rules was #1 at 1.61m then Seven News (1.12m / 1.04m), The Blacklist (974,000), Home and Away (913,000) and Million Dollar Minute (488,000).
The Block was best for Nine at 1.29m then Nine News (1.19m / 1.09m), A Current Affair (979,000). Inside Story was coded separately with 816,000 in 5 cities and 293,000 in 2 cities where a second story ran. Hot Seat was 667,000 and The Footy Show was 322,000 in 3 cities.
ABC News (864,000) again led ABC1 followed by 7:30 (631,000), Mad as Hell (620,000), Spicks and Specks (438,000), The Moodys (315,000), The Last Leg (298,000). The Wrong Mans was 152,000.
TEN Eyewitness News (636,000) ranked best for TEN then The Project (577,000 / 371,000), Puberty Blues (517,000), The Bold & The Beautiful (385,000), The Good Wife (329,000), The Biggest Loser (296,000) and Modern Family (272,000).
On SBS ONE it was Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve (278,000), One Born Every Minute (150,000), SBS World News (143,000). Lilyhammer was 66,000.
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom again topped multichannels at 282,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 65,000 / 50,000
Wake Up: 50,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 26 March 2014