Unless you were into serious documentaries, Tuesday was a fairly uneventful night of television.
Sure we had local drama and local reality, and pet videos from the UK, but it was Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild that won at 8:30pm with 692,000 viewers for ABC. SBS also drew 449,000 for Who Do You Think You Are? with David Wenham at 7:30pm -not enough to knock off any of the competition but a good number by network standards.
In the end Nine won the night with a 29.0% share then Seven 28.1%, TEN 20.0%, ABC 16.5% and SBS 6.4%.
Nine News (1.12m / 1.09m) topped the night for Nine then A Current Affair (1.05m), The Hotplate (815,000), Hot Seat (608,000) and The Truth About Pain Relief (596,000). Embarrassing Bodies Downunder was 239,000 in 3 cities and CSI was 136,000 in 2 cities.
Seven News (1.02m / 986,000) was best for Seven then Pets Make You Laugh Out Loud (943,000), Home and Away (855,000), Winners and Losers (661,000) and Million Dollar Minute (486,000). Chicago Fire was 286,000 / 205,000.
The Project was best for TEN on 616,000 / 465,000. The Great Australian Spelling Bee was 589,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 556,000, NCIS was 452,000, and NCIS: LA was 365,000.
ABC News (782,000), Kevin McCloud’s Escape to the Wild (692,000), 7:30 (612,000), Foreign Correspondent (493,000), Antiques Roadshow (352,000) and Births Deaths and Marriages (265,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? was strong (449,000) then Insight (222,000), Dateline (180,000) and SBS World News (151,000).
ABC2’s Shaun the Sheep (257,000) led multichannels.
The Morning Show: 149,000 / 91,000
Mornings: 120,000 / 78,000
Studio 10: 70,000 / 36,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 25 August 2015