Last night it landed under the magic million, and under 500,000 after 7:30pm (it had a staggered schedule from 8-8:30pm). In contrast Nine scored with The Block at 1.37m viewers and ABC’s Janet King and The Checkout enjoyed excellent numbers at 831,000 / 818,000 respectively.
While Nine’s share was well in front of Seven, we now have a neck and neck race for Total People this week, with Nine leading Seven by just 0.9%.
Nine network share was 33.6% then Seven 26.4%, ABC 19.3%, TEN 15.4% and SBS 5.3%.
The Block was #1 at 1.37m for Nine then Nine News (1.08m / 1.05m), ACA (944,000), The Footy Show (865,000), Hot Seat (606,000).
Seven News (979,000 / 879,000) led Seven then Home and Away (869,000), Strip the City (499,000), Border Security (485,000 in 3 cities), Million Dollar Minute (425,000), Bones (340,000). Botched Up Bodies was 165,000.
Janet King (831,000) topped ABC1 for the night followed by The Checkout (818,000) then ABC News (812,000), 7:30 (652,000) and Trust Me I’m a Doctor (376,000).
TEN Eyewitness News (588,000) topped TEN followed by Law and Order: SVU (479,000), The Project (470,000 / 316,000) and The Bold and the Beautiful (430,000). TEN is now splitting So You Think You Can Dance Australia into a figure for Results: 418,000 (presumably in an effort to piggyback onto SVU numbers) and the show itself: 278,000. All this really does is emphasise how abysmal the numbers for the bulk of the show are. Good strategy?
SBS had Exploring China (273,000), Gourmet Farmer (263,000) and Mexican Fiesta (219,000). The Escape Artist was 124,000.
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom was best on multichannels again at 327,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 3 April 2014