Nine will be hoping for a J-Curve for its new panel show The Verdict. The term represents shows that start well then drop away suddenly after curiosity is over, slowly rebuilding bit by bit to a sustainable crowd.
Nine has even supported the show with extra weeks (and a show of faith renewal for 2016) but it’s yet to translate with audiences. Despite the on-air content improving on its dire debut, last night it slipped again on last week, drawing just 387,000 viewers (down from 417,000). Its lowest is 360,000. Last night Karl Stefanovic thanked viewers for making the show #1 trending whilst on air a week earlier, noting “You have to take your wins where you can get them.”
Gogglebox won the timeslot with 682,000, just ahead of Surveillance Oz: Dashcam on 660,000.
Elsewhere ABC’s failed experiment with Please Like Me pushed out to 10pm now has the show back to where it was at 9:30pm, on just 131,000. It has reruns in the same timeslot on its comedy night on Wednesday.
There was better news for Nine with the daytime First Test cricket, up to 685,000 in one session ahead of Seven’s Melbourne Cup Carnival: Oaks on a rather damp 168,000.
Seven network won the night with 28.2% then Nine 26.2%, TEN 21.8%, ABC 17.6% and SBS 6.1%.
Seven News (1.04m / 1.02m) was best for Seven then Home and Away (739,000), Surveillance Oz: Dashcam (660,000), Mighty Cruise Ships (617,000), The Chase (549,000) and Car Crash TV (426,000 / 336,000). The Amazing Race was only 138,000.
Nine News (1.05m / 985,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (943,000) and RBT (842,000 / 746,000). The Verdict was 387,000 and I Am Innocent was just 249,000.
Gogglebox won its timeslot with 682,000 for TEN. Jamie’s Super Food was 629,000, The Project was 544,000 / 393,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 515,000. Comedy Megastars with Joel Creasey was 361,000.
On ABC it was ABC News (823,000), 7:30 (634,000), The Chaser’s Media Circus (527,000), Sherlock (378,000). Please Like Me was just 131,000.
Shane Delia’s Moorish Spice Journey (197,000), Italy Unpacked (191,000), Destination Flavour Japan (175,000) and SBS World News (126,000) comprised SBS’ evening.
7TWO’s Doc Martin (291,000) topped multichannels.
OzTAM Overnights: Thursday 5 November 2015