Not much Love coming to Nine’s ratings town

Ratings: Nine's new dating series finishes third in its timeslot, as Seven wins Tuesday.

Josh takes the girlsNine’s new dating series When Love Comes to Town let down the network last night slipping to third in its timeslot.

The lengthy show, clocking in at 90 minutes, had a lead in of 1.11m viewers but finished with 636,000 viewers, trailing What Really Happens in Bali and NCIS. Nine’s own ratings report today didn’t rate it a mention.

No doubt, Nine will make up lost ground with its State of Origin tonight, but the show airs twice next week.

Seven network won the night with a share of 32.1% then Nine 27.2%, TEN 19.4%, ABC 15.5% and SBS 5.8%.

House Rules ruled Tuesday at 1.31m for Seven then Seven News (1.29m / 1.14m), What Really Happens in Bali (1.06m), Home and Away (941,000) and Million Dollar Minute (617,000).  Hustling America was just 372,000.

A new Big Bang Theory was big for Nine at 1.28m /1.11m followed by Nine News (1.23m / 1.15m), A Current Affair (1.05m), Hot Seat (741,000) but When Love Comes to Town had to settle for 636,000 and Mom was 473,000.

Without The Voice, MasterChef Australia was strong at 934,000. Next for TEN were NCIS (769,000), TEN Eyewitness News (726,000), The Project (695,000 / 448,000) and NCIS: LA (543,000). Modern Family was 329,000.

ABC News (822,000) led ABC then Two Men in China (647,000), 7:30 (640,000), Foreign Correspondent (536,000), At the Movies (428,000) and a QI repeat (400,000).

Secrets of the Manor House was miles in front of other SBS ONE titles at 378,000. Next was SBS World News (196,000), Insight (194,000) and Dateline (135,000).

Bogan Hunters was again best on multichannels on a Tuesday at 321,000.

The Morning Show: 167,000
Mornings: 107,000
Studio 10: 59,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 27 May 2014

15 Responses

  1. With the Modern Family repeat at 6pm I missed out on knowing if they had radio ads for Sundays. If so, do they mention it also being on weeknights at 6pm too? If not, then never mind… Just thinking. Possibly pointlessly.

  2. Well maybe Channel 9 should stop making such bad promos for their equally bad shows. They kept playing these extremely long promos that were mostly just scenes lifted from the show. Did it ever occur to them that this might turn off potential viewers?

    I didn’t even watch the show, but I feel like I have seen the first episode, purely based on Nine’s promos.

  3. Wish more people were watching Insight, it thought last night was a very interesting discussion. Very sad to hear some of the tragic circumstances, and most people had very good opinions. Loved the Rabbi that appeared on the show last night as well.

    To me Insight is 10x better than Q&A.

  4. I Predict the 100th State-of-Origin Game will rate Hugely in Rugby League Mad Sydney and Brisbane while House Rules dominates Adelaide and Perth and Masterchef and Offspring in it’s Melbourne Heartland.

  5. Nine hasn’t yet learnt Ten’s lesson that last minute schedule reshuffling (and randomly peppering new episodes throughout the month) has worn out its welcome with viewers…

  6. Cameron C: There were people on Twitter and Media Spy a few weeks back claiming that Ten had commissioned a Family Feud revival for 6pm, but nothing is confirmed as of yet.

  7. It appears being surrounded by soft programming hasn’t affected Studio 10s performance, a positive sign. Yes what of Tens planned 6pm family game show? Have they evaluated the risk and decided against it, or has an almighty hump stalled it?

  8. Great ratings for TEN last night. But how much longer until they realise repeat Modern Family at 6pm is letting them down. Going from 726,000 to 329,000 is a ridiculous drop and it results in The Project having poor numbers for its first half. What ever happened to the family game show idea? Surely Rove would be jumping at the chance to be back on Aussie TV. He done an amazing job co-hosting The Project the other week and it showed in the ratings. TEN need to do something otherwise their ratings will continue to sway.

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