Love Child lifts Nine, Paying Attention? tops demos

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Weddings were all the rage last night on Nine, but it was a case of for better or for worse.

The double-episode finale of Love Child helped Nine to win the primary channels, but it wasn’t after a bit of a roller-coaster night due to a clip show.

Winning their timeslots were Seven News, A Current Affair and Highway Patrol.

But after leading with ACA, Nine’s Australia’s Most Outrageous Weddings landed in fourth place, leaving Love Child to do all the heavy lifting. The drama managed to steam back to second place at 8:30pm, in a slot won by Have You Been Paying Attention? TEN’s panel show also topped all three demos.

Australian Story was strong for ABC.

Whilst Nine won the primary channels, multichannels again ensured a Seven network win with 27.4% then Nine 27.1%, TEN 20.2%, ABC 20.1% and SBS 5.2%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.13m / 1.03m for Seven then Highway Patrol (801,000), Home and Away (740,000), The Chase (678,000 / 460,000), World’s Angriest (559,000) and Movie: The Bourne Legacy (391,000).

Nine News (1.09m / 1.04m) was best for Nine followed by A Current Affair (873,000), Love Child (705,000 / 645,000), Hot Seat (591,000) and Australia’s Most Outrageous Weddings (568,000). Footy Classified was 170,000 in 3 states.

The Project (737,000 / 502,000) topped TEN’s night. Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 736,000. All Star Family Feud was 668,000. TEN Eyewitness News was 544,000 and NCIS: New Orleans was 221,000.

ABC News (827,000), Australian Story (768,000), 7:30 (720,000), Four Corners (700,000), Media Watch (625,000) and Q & A (525,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Predict My Future: The Science of Us (211,000), SBS World News (145,000), Sports Doping: Winning at Any Cost (132,000) and The Mystery of Dark Energy (102,000).

ABC’s Peter Rabbit hopped to the top of multichannels with 299,000.

Sunrise: 318,000
Today: 291,000
ABC News Breakfast: 107,000 / 54,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 1 August 2016


  1. Wonder if there will be another series of Love Child?
    All the loose ends appeared to be conveniently tied up and most of the characters appear to have resolved their differences and look set to “live happily ever after.”
    Only a question mark hanging over Joan and Jim’s relationship but it appears she’s at peace with letting him go.

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