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X Factor beats The Block but Nine wins Tuesday

Ratings: Ratings get a refresh without MasterChef in play.

2014-07-30_1000With MasterChef no longer in the race, it’s a fascinating look at the ratings today.

How did TEN fare without it? Who won the new 7:30 battle?

The answer to the first question is: Jamie Oliver was no replacement. And the second: The X Factor.

But Nine took the night, its first for the week.

Nine network won with a share of 29.9% then Seven 26.9%, TEN 23.7%, ABC 14.1% and SBS 5.5%.

Nine News (1.14m / 1.1m) topped the night overall, next for Nine were The Block (1.00m), ACA (989,000), Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America -which also topped the demos- (987,000), Hot Seat (616,000), a belatedly added Big Bang (526,000 / 366,000). Arrow, which was bumped without advice, was just 197,000.

The X Factor (1.11m) won its timeslot for Seven. Next were Seven News (1.08m / 1.03m), Home and Away (992,000), Winners and Losers (768,000) and Million Dollar Minute (572,000). Chicago Fire was 347,000 / 257,000.

TEN’s 9:30pm coverage of Glasgow Live proved to be its best performer at 675,000 -suggesting that the network is now missing out on a bigger audience that would be watching earlier coverage on TEN (later coverage was 451,000). TEN Eyewitness News was 616,000 and The Project was 616,000 / 495,000. Feeling the pinch without MasterChef, Save with Jamie managed just 441,000 -last in its timeslot- and Under the Dome disappointed at 399,000. It was ONE’s 7.6% share that kept the network from humiliation.

ABC News (818,000) led ABC then 7:30 (651,000), Foreign Correspondent (616,000), QI (464,000), Life at 9 (440,000) and At the Movies (381,000).

Who Do You Think You Are? (471,000) is still best for SBS ONE then Insight (249,000), SBS World News (148,000) and Dateline (129,000).

Glasgow Live (582,000 / 347,000) ruled multichannels for ONE.

The Morning Show: 145,000
Mornings: 121,000
Studio 10: 62,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 29 July 2014

18 Responses

  1. Strange headline in The Herald Sun, “X Factor smashes the Block in the ratings”. Hardly? 1.11M v’s 1.02M is pretty close. Both figures are pretty low and nothing for 7 and 9 to be happy about.

  2. Yesterday was an interesting day for TEN. In regional Qld they started showing the TEN Melb news. After about 25 minutes they suddenly started with news from TEN Bris.

    That meant we saw the same stories twice.

    I’m not sure if Brisbane explained to the viewers what happened at the end of the bulletin as I’d turned over to get the start of local news from another channel.

  3. I do not watch the Big Bang Theory at all, and I can not understand why it keeps rating.

    I guess some of the watchers are staunch Channel Nine viewers and will not swap or change channels.
    Some of my friends are like that…..keep watching what their parents watched and still listen to the radio stations that their parents listened to.

    Anyway , I wonder why TEN put Jamie Oliver on at 7.30, surely they must have something better.

  4. Comm Games are great in HD on One….Hope they don’t move it back to Ten….

    And is it just me or is Charlie on The Project become really painful. Giving his opinion after every story.

    And demanding he gets his opinion heard.

    Not liking him this time around…..interesting. The ego has grown!

  5. People were skipping the auditions of The X Factor to watch the final episodes of Masterchef (what Seven used to do to Ten’s contest shows).

    In moving Glasgow from One to Ten,
    Ten gains the increase due to people who will watch the games on Ten but not One, but loses from the lower ratings for a drama on One than Ten.

    And skipping Under The Dome will probably drop a significant number of viewers.

  6. The only sure thing 9 have is The Big Bang Theory to keep the ratings going, without that they would be lost, but can never understand why people just keep watching so many repeats all the time, would have thought that viewers would be so fed up watching the same thing over and over again, talk about being creatures of habit.

  7. I agree that Comm Games on Ten from 7.30 would have been the better option post MC.

    Looks like a Jamie Oliver free zone in future – surely the ep slated for next Tuesday will be dropped on those numbers and they have done the right thing moving Under the Dome to 9.30 from next week.

    Damn BBT rated better than Arrow would have in the 9.30 slot. Can we stop watching it please so Nine does not rely on it every day.

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