Nine reality dominates but Seven clinches Tuesday thanks to multichannels

Ratings: Married at First Sight & The Block top entertainment shows, Who Do You Think You Are? special lifts SBS.


Nine reality shows Married at First Sight and The Block were the top entertainment shows last night. While The Block dipped from Monday both won their slots and lead in the demos.

Both Zumbo’s Just Desserts and Australian Survivor improved on their Monday outings. While Zumbo was second in total people, Survivor was stronger in the demos.

Home and Away was third in its timeslot, with 800 Words second at 8:30 -this season is currently being impacted by its lead-in.

ABC News won its slot for ABC while Who Do You Think You Are? Australia will probably top the week for SBS.

Nine led in primary channels but Seven network won Tuesday with 29.6% then Nine 27.1%, TEN 17.5%, ABC 17.3% and SBS 8.6%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.12m / 1.05m for Seven followed by Home and Away (796,000), Zumbo’s Just Desserts (794,000), 800 Words (793,000), The Chase (634,000 / 400,000) and Winners and Losers (463,000).

Nine News (997,000 / 983,000) led for Nine then Married at First Sight (919,000), The Block (846,000), A Current Affair (832,000), Hot Seat (550,000) and King’s Cross ER (413,000).

Australian Survivor lifted for TEN to 717,000. The Project drew 714,000 / 464,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 455,000, NCIS was 345,000 and NCIS: LA was 265,000.

ABC News won its slot with 842,000. 7:30 was 732,000 then Catalyst (635,000), City in the Sky (542,000), Foreign Correspondent (425,000), and Pointless 234,000.

Who Do You Think You Are? Australia was strong for SBS with 377,000. Insight (277,000), SBS World News (213,000) and Dateline (198,000).

7mate’s Highway Patrol led multichannels with 308,000.

The Morning Show: 138,000 / 104,000
Today Extra: 101,000 / 81,000
Studio 10: 94,000 / 60,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 6 September 2016

9 Responses

  1. Yes, I quite enjoy Pointless too, quite an engaging early evening show, and two good hosts too(Alexander and Richard)
    Australian Survivor – a good solid outing for Ten this time, although as we’ve pointed out before, 3 episodes a week is too much, and they started off with far too many contestants. However, their production values are superior to the U.S version.
    I also watched Morse on Seven Two – very much an oldie, but it still stands up well 30 years after it was made, John Thaw the actor is sadly missed

  2. I love Survivor but they really have to pull back from telling us what is going to happen in the next episode. Just tell us there is another twist coming, monumental, shock or what ever but don’t actually tell us what the twist is. I didn’t like knowing that the merge was happening before it happened, sorta kills the surprise !

    1. I think they did it because that is a pretty standard American Survivor promo “its a swap/merge” which tends to boost US ratings, unfortunately in this instance that was the totality of the episode (10mins killer, 35-40mins filler) – 2 straight Tuesday episodes now with nobody leaving or as Rob Cesternino and Stephen Fischbach put it in their podcast #doesanybodyleaveAustralianSurvivor. The tribe swap was good, but I’m not sure how defensible the decision to not have someone leave that episode was, particularly when you’re wanting people to invest 70mins on a “short” night using a well-known international format driven around at least 1 person going each week regardless of injuries/twists etc.
      Good ratings for the episode though.

      1. I agree. The merge usually comes much earlier in the episode then we see how it impacts on a Tribal Council. Elongated plots are heavy on alliances / trust lately and it is showing in back to back episodes. No other plotlines worth exploring?

      2. LOL was not expecting an RHAP reference here on TV tonight. Glad to find another RHAPer here. 😉

        If you need context, RHAP (or Rob Has A Podcast) is a podcast hosted Rob Cestereno (who did US Survivor: The Amazon Rainforest and All-Star Survivor) who talks about (among other TV shows) Survivor. He is covering Aus Survivor with Stephen Fischbach (who did Survivor: Tocantins and Survivor: Cambodia). While they have high praise for our series they often joke about the length/amount of contestant. If you are a fan of Survivor, you should give it a listen. 🙂

        1. Haha I’m a RHAP listener too. The extra Tuesday episode has wrecked their schedule. Why does Australian TV have to make such bloated, elongated episodes of their flagship shows? Is it network greed or desperation? I much prefer to have 42 tight, compelling minutes rather than really long episodes that go nowhere fast The US version is extremely well edited & moves very briskly- keeps you on your toes. I struggle to be able to find enough time to free up to watch this. Casting could have been better too – 15,000 people applied and yet some of the contestants are so similar I still can’t tell them apart.

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