Easter non-ratings began to bite last night with numbers down across the board.
My Kitchen Rules eliminated JP & Nelly to the tune of 1.25m viewers, its lowest figure this season, but not enough to lose its #1 mantle. It was the sole show over the magic million. First Dates was also down from 738,000 to 660,000 for its final episode, but winning its slot it is bound to be renewed.
Trouble continued for Reno Rumble at 381,000 in preliminary figures. Yesterday’s 453,000 will also be adjusted to 401,000, leaving Nine in no doubt to its failure. It can’t risk the show being there when ratings resume on April 3rd. Having Footy Show in all cities spared the network a humiliating primetime share.
The Weekly and Home Delivery both bucked the trend, lifting for ABC whilst Long Lost Family slipped from 564,000 to 491,000 for TEN.
Seven network won with 32.2% then Nine 25.7%, ABC 17.8%, TEN 16.7% and SBS 7.6%.
My Kitchen Rules held at #1 but dropped to 1.25m for Seven followed by Seven News (927,000 / 925,000), Home and Away (719,000), First Dates (660,000) and The Chase (558,000 / 356,000).
Nine News was 893,000 / 895,000 for Nine followed by A Current Affair (749,000), The Footy Show (556,000), Hot Seat (507,000) and Reno Rumble (381,000).
ABC News (798,000) led for ABC followed by 7:30 (634,000), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (558,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (556,000), Luke Warm Sex (409,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (301,000).
The Project was 527,000 / 423,000 on TEN then Long Lost Family (491,000) and TEN Eyewitness News (450,000). Movie: We Bought a Zoo was just 298,000.
On SBS it was 24 Hours in Emergency (317,000), Walking Through History (256,000), Vikings (218,000) and SBS World News (122,000).
Peppa Pig topped multichannels at 229,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 97,000 / 67,000
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 23 March 2016