TEN pushes Nine into third place


TEN scored second place last night as Nine continues to struggle with Reno Rumble. 

The show drew another dismal 370,000 viewers, fourth in its timeslot with My Kitchen Rules at more than three times its audience. From next week it moves to a post 8:30pm slot, where it will continue to struggle.

TEN’s best performer was NCIS at 586,000 which, whilst not stellar numbers, was enough to nab second in its timeslot.

Seven’s new clip show Best Bits premiered to 364,000 viewers -at 10pm it was actually on par with what Nine had at 7:30pm.

Seven Network won with 34.1% then TEN 20.5%, Nine 20.2%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 7.8%.

My Kitchen Rules drew 1.37m for Seven then Seven News (1.14m / 1.1m), Home and Away (848,000), Seven Year Switch (826,000), The Chase (624,000 / 402,000) and Best Bits (364,000).

NCIS was best for TEN on 586,000. The Project was 577,000 / 451,000, Bondi Rescue was 522,000, Territory Cops was 516,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 512,000 and NCIS: LA was 500,000.

Nine News (1.02m / 989,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (908,000), Hot Seat (551,000), Reno Rumble (370,000) and movies in various cities What Happens in Vegas (179,000) / Knight and Day (104,000).

ABC News (836,000), 7:30 (658,000), Catalyst (625,000), Keeping Australia Alive (577,000), Foreign Correspondent (418,000) and Antiques Roadshow (321,000).

On SBS it was FIFA World Cup Qualifier (312,000), Great Continental Railway Journeys (244,000 in 4 cities) and SBS World News was 115,000.

The Morning Show: 170,000 / 121,000
Today Extra: 127,000 / 86,000
Studio 10: 62,000 / 39,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 29 March 2016


  1. Great to see 10 doing a little better in the ratings even if it was by a small margin and hope that they do well when Master chef comes on board.

  2. Hooray TEN! A victory is a victory! I feel in my waters that Masterchef is going to be a massive runaway hit this year. If I was a gambling man I would say, with the new judge it will be on par with season 1. Yes I know that’s a big call. But I will stand by it.

    • I agree… maybe not 3 million as it’s hard for any show to top 2.2m these days but I am sure it will be the biggest season since 2011 that’s for sure. Last year something clicked and it became the biggest show of the year (2.133m winner announced). And it oozes sophistication and class compared to MKR.

  3. Out of curiousity, does anyone know if the show Have you been paying attention is scheduled to return this year? It was one of the highlights of my viewing week and I’m hoping it comes back soon this year.

  4. I don’t like it but I have to eat my words in regards to Seven Year Switch. I thought it would be in a 10.30pm slot by now but it is actually doing well and very strong in all three demos. I hope they get the Goggleboxers to review Best Bits and then Best Bits discusses Gogglebox discussing them.

  5. I forgot about Best Bits. Interestingly, my EPG has Best Bits at 9pm next week? And wow, what a week of mixed fortunes of TEN. Behind SBS on Saturday, beating 9 on Tuesday. I know none of it counts though.

  6. bettestreep2008

    If you are going to attack a misleading headline – using a 13.8 vs 13.7 isn’t the way to go.

    I am just stunned that Ten came in second.

  7. This headline is misleading – Ten didn’t beat Nine… the Ten *Network* suite of channels beat the Nine Network suite of channels, but Channel 9 (13.8) beat Channel 10 (13.7).

    If you’re going to report the network share, the headlines really should reflect that IMO.

    • How is it misleading? TVT always reports network shares. In network shares TEN beat Nine as the story denotes. Today Nine’s own sales boss Michael Stephenson says “We should be judged on all 4 channels.” Not the day to be pushing that argument, but it is one I have followed for years.

      • And what this also means is that Ten’s 2 multichannels beat Nine’s 3 multichannels, which I find interesting (and rare perhaps?) as well.

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