Humiliating Ashes draws bumper crowd to GEM

Ratings: It was a car-crash of a game, but the Ashes drew the second-highest multichannel audience of all time.


Australia’s car-crash performance in the Ashes Fourth Test drew bumper numbers last night, averaging 848,000 viewers in Session 1 (S2: 348,000).

That figure was the second-highest multichannel audience of all time, and at 14.7% was the second-highest multichannel share of all time (both pipped by 2013 numbers of 858,000 / 15%).

GEM’s share was greater than TEN’s primary channel and all of ABC combined.

But the match was such a disaster that over on Dirty Laundry Live they were recommending Nine dust off a VHS copy of The Shawshank Redemption.

Meanwhile Restaurant Revolution slipped yet again for Seven while Glitch drops for ABC.

Nine network won with 36.1% then Seven 24.0%, TEN 19.1%, ABC 14.5% and SBS 6.3%.

Nine News (1.05m / 1.03m) topped the night. Next for Nine were A Current Affair (839,000), The Footy Show (612,000), Hot Seat (582,000), Inside Story (557,000) and Kings Cross ER (432,000).

Seven News (873,000 / 854,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (746,000), Million Dollar Minute (434,000) and Restaurant Revolution (427,000).

The Bachelor (794,000) topped the night for TEN. The Project was 630,000 / 450,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 548,000, Zoo was 307,000 and Law and Order: SVU was 235,000.

On ABC it was ABC News (796,000), 7:30 (653,000), Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? (444,000), Antiques Roadshow (366,000), Glitch (332,000) and Dirty Laundry Live (236,000).

Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne (323,000), Ainsley Harriet’s Street Food (307,000), French Food Safari (242,000), SBS World News (145,000), Nigella Bites (110,000) and Masters of Sex (109,000) comprised SBS.

OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 6 August 2015

17 Responses

  1. Stayed up and saw the tail end of the dreadful Zoo on Ten. Was awful. Was very happy last week to learn that Svu was back on, had a new episode last week and ten did advertise this week as being new but once it started last night it was an ancient episode when Chris Meloni as Elliott was still in it. I wish ten would go back to putting the new ones on at 830

  2. Ok I watched the 2 hour epic hat was Restaurant Revolution and it was extremely aweful. Its biggest problem is the entire format, closely followed by the bizarre live cross to the Central Coat Cupboard manned by an uncharismatic bearded chap.

    I also hated all of the contestants and most of the judges.

    Just take the damn thing off air. That’s 2 hours of my life I shall never get back again.

    Bring on the hilarious cats I say!

  3. Clearly Dirty Laundry Live understand neither cricket nor the TV audience. Cricket, on Nine’s 3rd channel outrated their show on ABC’s main channel greater than threefold. They are probably so unaware of their own ignorance that they will still insist the reverse must be true.

    1. Am I missing something here? I took their comments to mean Nine might not have enough stand-by programming to cover what could be a very significantly early finish to the cricket. Which suggests they do know something…

  4. Why would people bother watching Restaurant Revolution without knowing for sure that Ch7 wont just axe it? Ch7 are being their own nightmare here, people just wont invest their time if they are not sure if it will see the series out….

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