Nine strategically divided its finale into three Overnight figures:
Winner Announced: 2.18m
Grand Final: 1.88m
That was just above 2.12m for the All-Stars Winner announced a year ago, which was down on 2.97m when a single season ran in 2012. The Skyhigh finale, which aired mid 2013 hit 2.8m viewers. The results indicate bigger crowds for winter auctions.
Nine network won with 36.1% then Seven 33.0%, ABC 14.0%, TEN 13.0%, SBS 3.8%.
Nine’s figures are preliminary and do not include various overruns. A Current Affair was 1.44m, Nine News was 1.26m / 1.23m, Mom was 1.1 / 838,000, and Hot Seat was 669,000.
Despite the heated competition Seven still had a good night. My Kitchen Rules was best at 1.65m, then Seven News (1.2m / 1.14m), Mrs Brown’s Boys (1.04m / 849,000) and Million Dollar Minute (576,000). Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was 233,000.
ABC News (895,000) topped ABC1 then 7:30 (643,000), Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell (632,000), Grand Designs (395,000). Other shows suffered against the competition: The Agony of Modern Manners (395,000), Spicks and Specks (365,000), The Kumars (227,000). The Wrong Mans was 105,000.
TEN Eyewitness News was 647,000 on TEN then The Project (542,000 / 369,000). With event television elsewhere The Bold and the Beautiful (410,000) actually bettered Puberty Blues (384,000 its lowest on record), The Good Wife was 324,000, Modern Family was 277,000 and Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club a dire 215,000 -last in its slot.
Tea and Coffee Trails with Simon Reeve was 227,000 for SBS ONE followed by One Born Every Minute (134,000), SBS World News (118,000) and The Bridge (102,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom took both first (317,000) and second (312,000) spots on multichannels.
The Morning Show: 167,000
Studio 10: 58,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 9 April 2014