Scripted shows draw a bigger bang than Reality
Ratings: More viewers for 800 Words and Big Bang than X Factor and The Block.
Last night Seven and Nine viewing was higher at 8:30 than it was at 7:30.
Both channels scored higher for their scripted content –800 Words and The Big Bang Theory– than they did for their reality shows, The X Factor and The Block, which is encouraging in the current landscape.
That said, both drew good numbers for their reality fare as well, both above 900,000 viewers.
TEN’s best was The Project 7pm while TBL Families was up by 11,000 on last Tuesday. ABC’s Changing Minds drew high praise on social media but was third in its timeslot.
Seven Network won with a 30.9% share then Nine 28.0%, TEN 18.8%, ABC 16.6% and SBS 5.6%.
800 Words (1.06m) led for Seven then Seven News (970,000 / 963,000), The X Factor (953,000), Home and Away (805,000), The Chase (597,000 / 423,000) and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA (493,000).
Nine News (1.06m / 1.01m) led for Nine then A Current Affair (1.01m), The Big Bang Theory (974,000 / 781,000), The Block (924,000), Hot Seat (560,000) and Two and a Half Men (450,000 / 294,000).
The Project (634,000 / 476,000) was best for TEN. TBL Families was 581,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 543,000, NCIS was 401,000 and NCIS: LA was 343,000.
ABC News (857,000), 7:30 (760,000), Catalyst (639,000), Changing Minds (460,000), Antiques Roadshow (320,000) and Cast from the Storm (224,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Who Do You Think You Are? (263,000), Insight (220,000), Dateline (176,000) and SBS World News (121,000).
ABC2’s Shaun the Sheep led multichannels with a sheepish 241,000.
The Morning Show: 150,000 / 103,000
Mornings: 89,000 / 82,000
Studio 10: 67,000 / 26,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 6 October 2015