Ratings slip under 900,000 mark
Ratings: Never mind the magic million -now we're struggling to reach 900,000 on a Thursday.
Normally such low numbers are reserved for a Friday or Saturday. Creeping earlier into the viewing week reflects that earlier weeknights, including Tuesdays, have been under one million viewers.
Audiences have been indicating they have been largely indifferent to a lot of what’s on offer. Even compared with recent years that are also impacted by Daylight Saving, 2014 is hitting a lower base much earlier in Overnight figures.
If there was any good news last night it was probably at SBS which pulled its best audience share for the week.
Nine network won the night with 27.6% then Seven 26.9%, TEN 19.5%, ABC 18.2% and SBS 7.8%.
Nine News was 892,000 / 875,000 for Nine then ACA (798,000), King’s Cross ER (726,000), Big Brother (516,000) and Hot Seat (508,000). Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding was 265,000.
Seven News (872,000 / 845,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (784,000), Beauty and the Geek (528,000 / 496,000) and Million Dollar Minute (428,000). The Happenings was 230,000.
TEN Eyewitness News was 534,000 for TEN. Madam Secretary was 532,000, The Project was 496,000 / 360,000, Save with Jamie was 468,000 and SVU was 336,000.
ABC News (742,000) led ABC then 7:30 (684,000), Catalyst (642,000), Upper Middle Bogan (585,000), It’s a Date (494,000) and QI (396,000). The Midwives was 259,000.
First Contact finished with 399,000 / 10,000 for SBS. Next were Insight (297,000), Food Safari (232,000), SBS World News (Late: 100,000, Early: 92,000). Thai Street Food was 65,000.
7TWO’s A Touch of Frost (352,000) topped multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 20 November 2014