In case you hadn’t noticed over the last few weeks a pattern has emerged between two reality shows: while The X Factor wins in Total People, The Block is consistently beating it in the demos. And the latter is strongest in its young demos, which reflects its strange lure to kids and the show’s desire to restore family viewing after last season.
Who knew renovation was more popular than singing with kids?
But a win is a win for X Factor at 1.00m viewers over The Block‘s 969,000. TBL Families was far behind at just 486,000.
800 Words 1.02m helped Seven secure a Tuesday win. ABC’s Pokie Nation doco drew much social media commentary, settling with 375,000 viewers.
Seven network won with 30.9% then Seven 27.7%, TEN 18.2%, ABC 17.7% and SBS 5.6%.
800 Words (1.02m) was best for Seven then The X Factor (1.00m), Seven News (986,000 / 957,000), Home and Away (759,000), The Chase (599,000 / 381,000) and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (426,000). Chicago Fire was 215,000.
Nine News (1.05m / 989,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (1.01m), The Block (969,000), The Big Bang Theory (905,000 / 678,000), Hot Seat (515,000) and Two and a Half Men (471,000 / 445,000). Lip Sync Battle was 179,000.
The Project was 641,000 / 479,000 for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 501,000, TBL Families was 486,000, NCIS was 340,000 and NCIS: LA was 325,000.
ABC News (802,000), 7:30 (760,000), Catalyst (623,000), Restoration Australia (615,000) and Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation (375,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? (303,000), Insight (240,000), Dateline (161,000) and SBS World News (136,000).
7TWO’s Foyle’s War drew 244,000 on multichannels.
The Morning Show: 131,000 / 109,000
Mornings: 96,000 / 90,000
Studio 10: 51,000 / 38,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 20 October 2015