Charlie Pickering’s final episode of The Project pulled good numbers for TEN last night with the second half hour 774,000 in overnight split-coded numbers, a marked increase on its usual figures. The first half was 474,000.
On the night when Media Watch weighed in to the state of the network, TEN’s footage of Renae Lawrence discussing Schapelle Corby also lifted TEN Eyewitness News to 768,000, its best numbers this year. Her statements have since attracted media headlines.
However for TEN the traction did not translate to a bumper finale for Secrets and Lies, which contrasts with the strong figures for Love Child‘s season final.
Regardless, it was actually the Seven network that took the night with a network share of 32.0% then Nine 31.7%, ABC 17.2%, TEN 14.9% and SBS 4.3%.
My Kitchen Rules was #1 at 1.63m for Seven then Seven News (1.3m / 1.16m), Home and Away (964,000), Revenge (807,000), Million Dollar Minute (595,000), How I Met Your Mother (432,000 / 224,000).
The Block pulled 1.49m for its penultimate episode for Nine then Nine News (1.3m / 1.19m), Love Child‘s season finale was 1.23m, ACA (1.05m), and Hot Seat (676,000). Footy Classified was 276,000 in 3 cities.
ABC News (892,000) topped ABC1 followed by Australian Story (863,000), 7:30 (715,000), Four Corners (659,000), Media Watch (638,000). Q & A‘s China episode dropped to 425,000.
The Project ran overtime but other overnight numbers for TEN were Modern Family (673,000 / 319,000), Bondi Rescue (467,000), The Bold and the Beautiful (451,000), Secrets and Lies (409,000) and Blue Bloods (274,000).
On SBS ONE it was Vikings (238,000), Mythbusters and SBS World News (both 152,000) and RocKwiz (133,000).
Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom again topped multichannels at 299,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 83,000 / 55,000
Wake Up: 37,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 7 April 2014