GEM helps Nine wins night against Seven

Ratings: ICC Cricket World Cup helped Nine network tip over the line for a win.


Nine network enjoyed a rare win over Seven’s line-up thanks to GEM’s coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Despite Seven in front on its primary channel, GEM pulled an excellent 7.7% share and tipped it over the line. Strictly speaking, that’s only the second time this year Nine has won the night against Seven’s line-up with My Kitchen Rules.

They key to the win was in the overrun numbers which tipped into Poirot with a preliminary figure of 482,000.

Nine network won with a 30.3% share over Seven 30.0% then TEN 19.0%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 5.2%.

The Big Bang Theory (983,000 / 725,000 / 573,000) led the night for Nine followed by Nine News (891,000 / 867,000), A Current Affair (819,000), The Block (816,000) and Hot Seat (454,000). 2 Broke Girls was 338,000 / 240,000.

My Kitchen Rules remained #1 at 1.54m for Seven then Seven News (1.06m / 976,000), Home and Away (880,000), Million Dollar Minute (632,000), How to Get Away with Murder (537,000). Grey’s Anatomy was 281,000.

NCIS was 578,000 for TEN. The Project was 540,000 / 432,000, NCIS: LA was 516,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 495,000, Bondi Rescue was 481,000 and Gold Coast Cops was 410,000.

ABC News (853,000) was best for ABC then 7:30 (674,000), Catalyst (626,000), Making Australia Great (559,000). An ANZAC Girls repeat was 171,000.

On SBS ONE it was Who Do You Think You Are? (305,000), Dateline (200,000), Insight (185,000) and SBS World News (118,000).

The Morning Show: 150,000 / 101,000
Mornings: 139,000
Studio 10: 60,000 / 39,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 24 March 2015

14 Responses

  1. I just wish Nine would quarantine all the cricket to GEM. I’m sick of my favourite programs such as Hot Seat and A Current Affair being pulled to show endless hours of this cr*p, especially four weeks into the NRL season with the AFL about to start.

  2. It is very interesting that last year most of the time Nine News had the viewers but now Seven News is doing much better with viewers. Personally I like Seven News better. Just thought that it was interesting.

  3. Watched a very good cricket match last night. That just illustrates there is a place for some matches to be broadcast on free to air that don’t involve Australia during a big event such as a world cup. Its seems lately there is a push for more sports on foxtel. With two multi channels per network available there should be a place for free to air viewers to access more sporting matches especially when you consider those channels are often filled with repeated content. As someone who focuses more on timely availability of content rather than picture quality it came as a surprise how noticeably better the picture quality on gem was last night for the cricket. I further get the push for more sport in HD.

    1. I too noticed a better picture on GEM,especially the umpire’s review of whether the ball had deflected of the spider cam guy wires,could clearly see the wires against the night sky whereas I wouldn’t have noticed them in SD.

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