As it ramps up to its Grand Final next week, Australia’s Got Talent should be lifting in numbers -instead it hit a new low of just 574,000 viewers finishing fourth in its timeslot.
Nine drops a pile of viewers from A Current Affair to AGT and the show did The Farmer Wants a Wife no favours, also dropping to 488,000. The bright spark on its schedule was out of primetime, where Today thrashed Sunrise.
Seven had another good night with MKR and Downton only down slightly on last week, while 7:30 was strong for ABC. I’m a Celebrity was also down on last week as Jo Beth Taylor was eliminated.
Seven network won the night with a 32.3% share then Nine 21.7%, ABC 21.2%, TEN 20.3% and SBS 4.5%.
My Kitchen Rules (1.45m) topped the night then Seven News (1.06m / 1.05m), Home and Away (865,000), Downton Abbey (781,000), The Chase (634,000 / 420,000). Castle was 222,000.
Nine News (1.07m / 992,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (882,000), Hot Seat (606,000), Australia’s Got Talent (574,000) and The Farmer Wants a Wife (488,000).
7:30 (833,000) had a rare rise over ABC News (823,000) followed by Australian Story (788,000), Four Corners (736,000), Media Watch (729,000) and Q & A (649,000).
TEN is coding I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here into two numbers every night now due to eliminations, which is a bit rich. The bulk of the show averaged 690,000. The Project was 561,000 / 445,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 501,000 and CSI Cyber was 400,000 / 260,000.
On SBS The Brain was 189,000, SBS World News was 128,000, Flying to the Ends of the Earth was 127,000 and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive was 85,000.
ONE had a rare win on multichannels with Movie: True Lies at 230,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 97,000 / 47,000
OzTAM Overnights: Monday 7 March 2016