Last year it launched to 176,000 viewers on Thursday nights on ABC2 and was the channel’s highest-rating scripted show. This year on a Tuesday night it began with 103,000, but has now dropped to 57,000 in a timeslot not known for local comedy offerings. Despite positive reviews, viewers are either not warming to the material this season or are just forgetting it’s there.
Last night also saw the debut of Foxtel’s acclaimed Devil’s Playground which attracted 48,000 viewers. There’s much to factor in here. Screened on the Showcase channel, it isn’t available on the basic tier, and the number appears to be an average across its double episode premiere. The STV platform of course also works on multiple playouts, and heavy catch-up, so a final number is yet to be sorted.
Nine network easily won the night with a 34.3% share then Seven 26.4%, TEN 17.4%, ABC 16.1% and SBS 5.8%.
The Block is still tops at 1.43m for Nine then Nine News (1.13m / 1.06m), ACA (1.05m), Big Brother (924,000) and Hot Seat (657,000). Arrow was 254,000.
Seven News (1.08m / 1.05m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (822,000), Winners and Losers (730,000), Bringing Sexy Back (617,000), Million Dollar Minute (559,000) and Chicago Fire (365,000 / 251,000).
The Project was 643,000 / 492,000 on TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (622,000), NCIS (439,000) and Save with Jamie (421,000).
ABC News (826,000) topped ABC then 7:30 (766,000), Foreign Correspondent (664,000), The War that Changed Us (472,000), QI (453,000) and At the Movies (344,000).
On SBS ONE it was Who Do You Think You Are? (320,000), Insight (236,000), Dateline (216,000) and SBS World News (138,000).
Neighbours again led multichannels at 323,000.
The Morning Show: 146,000 / 98,000
Studio 10: 41,000 / 35,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 9 September 2014