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