Nine’s flagship drama Gallipoli bowed out last night with a double episode premiere.
At 450,000 and 353,000 viewers it had dropped again on last week (479,000 / 373,000) although it picked up another 135,000 in Timeshifted viewing. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to be disappointed that such a well-made drama did not find an audience.
ABC had a strong night with good audience retention between all of its primetime shows. Even without its ABC News 24 simulcast Q & A increased on last week’s 611,000 (primary channel) to 727,000 viewers.
Of course it was Seven network that won the night with a 31.7% share then Nine 24.0%, ABC 20.0%, TEN 18.8% and SBS 5.1%.
My Kitchen Rules resumed its #1 crown at 1.55m for Seven then Seven News (993,000 / 975,000), a winning Home and Away (917,000), Revenge (639,000) and Million Dollar Minute (459,000). Parenthood was 285,000 / 222,000.
Nine News (1.01m / 1.06m) led for Nine followed by good numbers for The Block coded as two titles (926,000 / 902,000), A Current Affair (889,000), Hot Seat (620,000) and two Gallipoli episodes (450,000 / 353,000).
On ABC it was ABC News (849,000), Australian Story (833,000), 7:30 (816,000), Q & A (727,000), Media Watch (717,000) and Four Corners (698,000). All bettered anything on TEN across the night.
The Project was up on last Monday at 636,000 / 452,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 617,000, Law and Order: SVU was 577,000 and Elementary was 249,000.
On SBS ONE it was Simon Reeves’ Sacred Rivers (246,000), Richard Hammond’s Wild Weather (230,000), SBS World News (132,000) and Gourmet Farmer Afloat (124,000).
Neighbours enjoyed top slot on multichannels at 279,000.
Lateline‘s return was seen by 54,000 in News 24 but another 361,000 watched the ABC replay.
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 9 March 2015