On the back of MKR, Seven Year Switch had a decent launch last night with 858,000 at 9pm – more than enough to win the timeslot. It also did well in the demos at #2.
But on social media many derided the concept and those who participated, including couples leaving their children for the 2 week duration. Whether that leads to further curiosity or a seven day switch-off remains to be seen.
Also debuting last night was ABC’s new documentary series Keeping Australia Alive. At 500,000 it was third in its timeslot.
Nine’s season final for Here Come the Habibs! was second in its slot, up slightly on last week at 683,000. Hot Seat also had a win over The Chase.
Territory Cops and Bondi Rescue were modest returns for TEN, while Foreign Correspondent (357,000) may have contributed to Dateline (147,000) losing 34,000 viewers.
Seven network won with a 32.5% share then Nine 27.2%, TEN 16.9%, ABC 16.5% and SBS 6.9%.
My Kitchen Rules ruled with 1.38m for Seven then Seven News (1.02m / 1.00m), Seven Year Switch (858,000), Home and Away (808,000) and The Chase (535,000 / 333,000). Bones was 291,000.
Nine News (949,000 / 937,000) led for Nine then A Current Affair (903,000), The Big Bang Theory (807,000 / 755,000), Here Come the Habibs! (683,000) and Hot Seat (553,000). Movie: Muriel’s Wedding was 288,000.
The Project (549,000 / 397,000) was best for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News was 515,000, NCIS was 469,000, Territory Cops was 454,000, Bondi Rescue was 444,000 and NCIS: LA was 372,000 / 214,000.
ABC News (751,000) topped ABC’s night followed by 7:30 (655,000), Catalyst (593,000), Keeping Australia Alive (500,000) and Foreign Correspondent (357,000).
On SBS it was Great Continental Railway Journeys (324,000), Insight (285,000), Dateline (147,000) and SBS World News (124,000).
ABC2’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom led multichannels with 249,000.
Today Extra: 149,000 / 103,000
The Morning Show: 114,000 / 65,000
Studio 10: 78,000 / 48,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 15 March 2016