TEN lagging in Sunday race
Ratings: Third Sunday in a row under 15% share for TEN with cops no match for singers on The Voice.
It’s arguably the biggest night of the week but for the third Sunday in a row TEN has sunk below a 15% share -lacking compelling first run content since the end of MasterChef.
Last night the best it could manage was 501,000 for the season final of Gold Coast Cops -next week it is forced to repeat episodes just to fill the slot. TEN’s decision may be strategic, opting not to throw The Great Australian Spelling Bee against The Voice. Sometimes the art of Programming is about knowing when to put your best foot forward -but for how long? The best it could claim last night was Modern Family and Gold Coast Cops in the top 10 with viewers under 55.
The Voice dominated at 1.38m viewers, a figure where it appears to have levelled but is none too shabby, while Dancing with the Stars lifted on last week for Seven.
Nine network won with 32.7% then Seven 29.3%, ABC 15.8%, TEN 14.9% and SBS 7.4%.
Following The Voice for Nine were Nine News (1.32m) and 60 Minutes (874,000 in preliminary figures). AD Kingdom and Empire was 212,000. NB: Last week’s preliminary figure for 60 Minutes of 936,000 was adjusted to 778,000.
Seven News was best for Seven at 1.3m viewers followed by Sunday Night (1.15m) and Dancing with the Stars (736,000). Bones was thrown away at only 330,000.
Grand Designs Revisited drew 863,000 for ABC then ABC News (819,000), The Politician’s Husband (581,000) and Compass (343,000). Silent Witness was 245,000.
Gold Coast Cops scraped in with 501,000 for TEN. Modern Family was 495,000 / 414,000, Bondi Rescue was 475,000, CSI Cyber was 411,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 404,000, and NCIS was just 248,000.
On SBS Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail pulled 380,000, Petra: Lost City of Stone was 378,000, Sex and the West was 198,000 and SBS World News was 184,000.
7mate’s movie Elysium led multichannels at 252,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 16 August 2015