Nine appears to be re-coding Hot Seat in the latest move to combat The Chase.
Yesterday it coded Millionaire Hot Seat (5:30 – 6pm) with 534,000 viewers. A second Hot Seat average of 340,000 represents the duration of the show that begins before 5:30pm. That’s despite the show being promoted as a 5:30pm start and despite OzTAM stipulations that coding of titles should be 15 minutes minimum.
A Nine spokesperson told TV Tonight the data would allow for fair analysis of the 5:30 – 6 half hour.
Meanwhile Nine was able to claw back a bit of share thanks to Big Bang repeats and no Reno Rumble.
My Kitchen Rules had its second-lowest number this season for Seven, while Long Lost Family had a negligible lift on TEN.
Seven network won with 32.6% then Nine 25.0%, TEN 17.6%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 7.4%.
My Kitchen Rules was #1 at 1.28m then Seven News (1.03m / 971,000), Criminal Minds (700,000), Home and Away (691,000), The Chase (578,000 / 353,000). Blindspot was 245,000.
Nine News (963,000 / 905,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (839,000), The Big Bang Theory (609,000 / 544,000) and Hot Seat (534,000 / 340,000). Multi Million Dollar Mega Yachts was 226,000 in 3 cities. NRL Footy Show was 189,000 in 2 cities.
The Project was 561,000 / 394,000 for TEN. Long Lost Family was 502,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 490,000. Movie: The Heat drew 367,000.
ABC News was best for ABC at 807,000, 7:30 followed with 625,000, then The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (594,000), Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (581,000), Luke Warm Sex (406,000) and Adam Hills: The Last Leg (324,000).
24 Hours in Emergency drew 308,000 on SBS followed by Walking Through History (265,000), Vikings (242,000) and SBS World News (117,000).
ABC2’s Charlie and Lola topped multichannels with 254,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 83,000 / 53,000.
OzTAM Overnights: Wednesday 30 March 2016