Nine’s flagship drama Gallipoli has sunk to 580,000 in only its second week -around half the numbers of its debut episode. It is a disappointing return for the prestigious show, three years in the making. But while it was well received by critics, audiences have been less enthusiastic about the production matching the hype. Nine may also have sent its most devoted viewers to Stan, where the entire season is currently available, but a 9pm start and the lead-in by The Block is also a factor.
The news for TEN is hardly ideal either. Its two top shows were also those that were simulcast on multichannels -still a long way behind timeslot winners.
But it was a brighter result for the Seven network which won the night with a 33.7% share then Nine 24.0%, ABC 21.3%, TEN 16.6% and SBS 4.3%.
My Kitchen Rules was the cause of everybody else’s grief, scoring 1.69m viewers. It was Seven’s only show over the magic million, but it led by a country mile. Next were Seven News (998,000 / 975,000), Home and Away (921,000), Movie: Identity Thief (571,000) and Million Dollar Minute (454,000).
Nine News (1.1m / 1.07m) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (954,000), The Block (755,000), Hot Seat (631,000) and Gallipoli (580,000). In Their Footsteps was (231,000).
An ABC News Update (1.18m) scored the biggest audience on ABC (hopefully not designed as a ratings tactic). Australian Story was 1.03m then 7:30 (838,000), ABC News (830,000), Q & A (769,000 / 124,000), Media Watch (725,000), Four Corners (762,000) and Antiques Roadshow (262,000).
TEN Eyewitness News was 550,000 for TEN then The Project (545,000 / 466,000 and SVU (420,000 / 260,000).
Worst Place to Be a Pilot (269,000) was best for SBS ONE followed by Which Universe Are We In? (198,000), SBS World News (143,000) and Uncle (72,000).
7TWO’s Judge John Deed (252,000) was best on multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 87,000 / 51,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 16 February 2015