Party Tricks finale lifts, Australian Story scores for ABC.

2014-11-11_0955TEN’s Party Tricks had its final episode last night (pending possible renewals this week) and finished with 530,000, which was 100,000 up on last week and its best number since its first episode.

Maeanwhile Australian Story was a big success last night outrating everything on Seven and TEN last night at 965,000.

But while Nine won the night with solid numbers for Big Bang, Seven’s multichannels helped them close the gap. At least they triumphed at breakfast over their foe.

Nine network won Monday with 27.9% then Seven 27.5%, ABC 22.0%, TEN 18.5% and SBS 4.2%.

The Big Bang Theory (1.27m / 1.19m) topped the night for Nine then Nine News (986,000 / 965,000), A Current Affair (880,000), Big Brother (636,000), Hot Seat (545,000) and 2 Broke Girls (343,000 / 225,000).

Seven was under the million with Seven News (959,000 / 934,000), Home and Away (845,000), Highway Patrol (771,000), Nabbed (762,000), The Blacklist (737,000) and Million Dollar Minute (475,000). Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was 375,000.

Aside from Australian Story ABC’s other results were ABC News (843,000), Four Corners (814,000), 7:30 (752,000), Media Watch (722,000), Q & A (552,000 / 83,000), QI (382,000).

TEN Eyewitness News was 602,000 for TEN then The Project (558,000 / 428,000), Territory Cops (546,000), Party Tricks (530,000) and Gold Coast Cops (517,000). A repeat of SVU was 341,000 and a 10:30 episode of Homeland was 125,000.

Michael Mosley: The Truth about Meat (247,000) on SBS ONE was well in front of The Island with Bear Grylls (132,000), SBS World News (119,000) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (105,000).

7TWO’s Judge John Deed scored 308,000 on multichannels.

Sunrise: 390,000
Today: 278,000
ABC News Breakfast: 81,000 / 35,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 10 November 2014

20 Comments:

  1. Party Tricks was written to wrap up the S1 story satisfactorily and set up things for a possible S2. Like any first season is. Episodes 1 & 6 were good but only watched by 500k viewers, episode 2-5 were slow and totally forgettable and watched by less.

    Puberty Blues was a teenage highschool drama set in the Shire. A 3rd series would have nothing to do with Puberty, Blues or The Shire. It never got further than a vague idea about a completely different show with no story or setting, no cast, no crew and no producers because they are all doing other things. So unless Ten pulls some huge rabbit out of a hat tomorrow, production finished 2 1/2 years ago.

    According to newspaper article Harding was going to go to university after she finished the HSC and was not interested in acting at the moment. Cummings turned 22 yesterday (IMDB) and may or may not be involved in S3 of Miss…

  2. Getting tired of reading people speculating/wanting a Pubert Blues renewal. It was my favourite show, but if you watched the final episode all storylines were wrapped up and the characters left. A third season would ruin everything.

    • Not quite. I asked producers at the time if that was the ending and they said not necessarily. If it resumes it will move beyond the borders of the Shire. S2 was already beyond the books after all.

  3. The first two episodes aside, I thought Party Tricks was quite compelling viewing. The cast in particular was really great. So I would like to see it renewed.

    Puberty Blues is the better show though, so it’s a shame that availability is an issue.

  4. If I was to be 100% honest, I think Party Tricks and Puberty Blues are on a level playing field. They were both incredibly unique, however I would prefer Party Tricks to be renewed, for the fact that I think another season could develop the stories and characters more, whereas Puberty Blues has been developed and concluded. Puberty is over. They left.

  5. @ TasTVcameraman …me too….love John Deed and really enjoy all of Martin Shaw’s work….that whole series was well cast and written..in my opinion.

  6. If ten had to choose between Puberty Blues and Party Tricks – I’d rather Puberty Blues be renewed. However I do like Party Tricks, haven’t seen the last couple of eps but will shortly.

    But….. I want an Offspring renewal!!!!

  7. Party Tricks I thought lacked a good interesting ongoing storyline. The whole thing just seemed too superficial and this wasn’t the right role for Asher Keddie at all. I won’t surprise me though if Ten do make another season considering not much else they try to put on rates any higher.

  8. I think it would be possible to create a second series:

    “Party Tricks – the first hundred days”.

    It would then flow on from the comments made in the last few minutes of the first series.

  9. I still have to see Party Tricks, I am a Judge John Deed fan, I have all the series but still sit and watch through the ads……I guess it would be simpler to play the episode on DVD.

  10. Party Tricks is very well done. I think the lack of audience is due to political fatigue in this country. And lack of interest in the game of politics and the players in this country. I have never been a wrap for Asher Keddy but i thought she was excellent in this role. Kudos for 10 for trying something new, however, they probably should have had a little more awareness of the room temperature.

  11. It would have been nice if Channel 10 had let on that Homeland’s broadcast was being delayed until after the execrable SVU, I could have pushed viewer numbers to 125,001. (As an aside – any show built around a narrative of abuse of small children and women is deeply distasteful.)

    But on a bright note, I managed to sit through an entire episode of Party Tricks. Nothing like a reminder of how professional writers draft a season’s final show so as to ensure a second series is commissioned.

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