In a sign of things to come, there was just 0.4% splitting the network share, but Nine has taken line honours on the first night of the 2015 ratings year. But Seven’s My Kitchen Rules was the top show of the night.
Nine won the night with a 33.3% share ahead of Seven 32.9%, TEN 14.5%, ABC 14.4% and SBS 4.9% -they are battles that demonstrate no real change in our TV viewing habits yet.
The two “siege specials” appeared to divide the audience, meaning other drawcard shows floated higher to the top, but 60 Minutes edged in front of Seven’s special.
House of Hancock (1.38m) was Nine’s biggest show for the night, followed by 60 Minutes (1.28m), Nine News (1.01m), Nine News First at Five (361,000) and The Great Mint Swindle (278,000).
My Kitchen Rules scored big with viewers at 1.69m for Seven. Next were Inside the Siege (1.13m), Seven News (1.03m) and Movie: The Proposal (618,000).
Leisel Jones was evicted to the sound of 744,000 viewers on TEN, but the bulk of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! coded by TEN was 616,000. Shark Tank also launched to 616,000 viewers followed by TEN Eyewitness News (441,000). NCIS: New Orleans was 314,000 / 218,000.
ABC News (759,000) starts the year as the best for ABC followed by David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies (619,000), Sherlock (583,000). Jillaroo School was 253,000 and Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? was 162,000.
On SBS ONE it was Angkor Wat’s Hidden Megacity (259,000), SBS World News (248,000), Miracle Landing on the Hudson (162,000) and Nazi Megastructures (135,000).
Best on multichannels was ABC2’s Peter Rabbit at 203,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 8 February 2015