Zumbo’s Just Desserts dropped by 251,000 viewers in its second outing, landing second in its timeslot with 830,000 viewers.
It was beaten by The Block on 944,000 which also topped the Demos for Nine. With no Australian Survivor TEN was out of the battle altogether.
Zumbo‘s lower numbers also saw 800 Words return with 877,000 viewers. It was a timeslot win but lower than any of its 2015 episodes which all rated over the magic million. Still, combined with Winners and Losers the network held more viewers longer than the rest.
The Project, Catalyst and a Royals special were each the best performers for TEN, ABC and SBS respectively.
Seven network won with 31.0% then Nine 27.6%, ABC 17.9%, TEN 16.1% and SBS 7.4%.
Seven News (1.14m / 1.13m) was #1 for Seven then 800 Words (877,000), Zumbo’s Just Desserts (830,000), Home and Away (826,000), The Chase (709,000 / 461,000) and Winners and Losers (514,000).
Nine News (1.02m / 1.01m) led for Nine then The Block (944,000), A Current Affair (936,000), Hot Seat (556,000) and Movie: Quantum of Solace (502,000).
Catalyst (735,000) was actually tops for ABC followed by ABC News (711,000), 7:30 (707,000), Forces of Nature with Brian Cox (685,000) and Foreign Correspondent (288,000).
The Project (746,000 / 483,000) led for TEN. TEN Eyewitness News drew 528,000, Modern Family was 496,000, Life in Pieces was 379,000. NCIS was just 327,00 and NCIS: LA was 319,000.
On SBS it was Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (357,000), Insight (285,000), Dateline (211,000) and SBS World News (160,000).
Best on multichannels was Peter Rabbit with 310,000.
The Morning Show: 144,000 / 102,000
Today Extra: 120,000 / 68,000
Studio 10: 94,000 / 71,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 23 August 2016