1.22m gives Seven’s 800 Words strong start
Ratings: Seven's new drama wins its timeslot, and the breakfast battle holds good news for Seven and ABC.
Seven’s new drama series 800 Words is off to an excellent start, attracting 1.22m viewers last night. The show won its timeslot and proved to be the best on the network all night. It topped the 18-49 and 25-54 demos and was most popular in Sydney.
The X Factor also won its timeslot with 1.14m viewers, beating The Block and TBL Families -but the latter has improved on its previous two outings.
In the new game-show wars it is harder to make direct comparisons. The Chase dipped on its second night with 446,000 at 5pm, rising to 623,000 for 5:30. Hot Seat was 613,000.
At breakfast, Sunrise‘s London broadcast still drew a big crowd at 397,000 over Today in Canberra at 339,000. Updated: ABC News Breakfast had its best numbers ever at 150,000 / 104,000 over two channels.
Seven network won with 32.5% then Nine 24.7%, TEN 19.3%, ABC 18.1% and SBS 5.3%.
800 Words was the top ranking show for Seven on 1.22m viewers then The X Factor (1.14m), Seven News (1.06m / 980,000), Home and Away (815,000), The Chase (623,000 / 446,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (586,000). Chicago Fire was 252,000.
Nine News topped the night with (1.22m / 1.17m). Next for Nine were A Current Affair (980,000), The Block (838,000), Hot Seat (613,000) and David Attenborough’s Life Story (499,000). CSI was 270,000 / 146,000.
TBL Families lifted to 726,000 for TEN. The Project was 651,000 / 484,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 561,000, NCIS was 397,000 and NCIS: LA was 328,000.
ABC News was 908,000 for ABC then 7:30 (794,000), Foreign Correspondent (625,000), Restoration Australia (608,000), Antiques Roadshow (332,000) and Stranded (217,000).
On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? (365,000), Dateline (179,000), Insight (148,000) and SBS World News (133,000).
7TWO’s Foyle’s War (222,000) led multichannels.
ABC News Breakfast: 150,000 / 104,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 15 September 2015