First Dates woos ratings win on Tuesday

Ratings: A double dose of romance was a winner for Seven. And another good night for 7:30.


In the final days of the ratings year (it ends on Saturday) a double dose of First Dates was a winner for Seven.

It won its timeslot with 766,000 viewers with First Dates UK winning at 8:40pm with 577,000. Both ranked #1 and #2 in the demos.

ABC’s 7:30 managed second in its timeslot ahead of a new Big Bang on Nine. The debut of Kevin Can Wait managed 492,000 ahead of TEN’s two Modern Family repeats.

Seven News and ABC News both won their timeslots.

Seven network won Tuesday with 31.4% then Nine 26.2%, TEN 18.5%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 6.9%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.07m / 1.01m for Seven then First Dates (766,000), Home and Away (666,000), The Chase (630,000 / 410,000), First Dates UK (577,000) and Ramsay’s Hotel Hell (325,000).

Nine News (903,000 / 867,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (743,000), The Big Bang Theory (700,000), Kevin Can Wait (492,000), Hot Seat (446,000) and Movie: Grown Ups (327,000).

The Project (647,000 / 418,000) was best for TEN. Modern Family drew 461,000 / 400,000, TEN Eyewitness News was 451,000, NCIS was 397,000 and NCIS: LA was 387,000.

ABC News (800,000), 7:30 (703,000), Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul (490,000), Simply Nigella  (477,000) and Pointless (236,000) comprised ABC’s night. Play to Win was 137,000.

On SBS it was Kolkata: City of Joy (222,000), Who Do You Think You Are? (221,000), Exodus: Our Journey to Europe (147,000) and SBS World News (132,000).

It’s been a while but Shaun the Sheep topped multichannels with 237,000 viewers.

The Morning Show: 185,000 / 95,000
Today Extra: 129,000 / 73,000
Studio 10: 63,000 / 38,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 22 November 2016

8 Responses

  1. No it has not. HYBPA finished at 9.50pm on Monday, likely inflating the ratings for the first ep of Life In Pieces. Ratings for the second episode will give you a clearer picture.

  2. I was genuinely shocked when Andy knocked back a second date with Bunny. There was nothing in the footage that said they were not getting on and he just come out and said no second date. At first I thought he was joking, but it dawned on me that he was for real.

  3. Kevin Can Wait was atrocious, I don’t know how it has not been axed already. I could not tolerate more than 5 mins of it, it was all canned laughter and there was literally nothing funny being said. They just threw in the laugh track each time a character said each of their lines.

  4. Me and my Partner are really enjoying the aussie first dates we have not miss a show and we are in our late 40s
    hope seven does not stuff it up and please let it return next year
    we wanted to watch Hoges mini series but seeing the promo has turned us off how much make up have they but on the hoges main actor too much he looks like a drag queen

    1. Agree about the Hoges promo. Looks cringeworthy. Not sure who this will appeal to, oldies like me who know the real Paul Hogan are already put off by the weird looking Hoges, and the younguns won’t watch it anyway.

  5. It’s annoying that the First dates they advertised was not the one shown last night. I only watched as I wanted to see the girl who didn’t know what gig was.

  6. Big drop off for Kevin Can Wait – perfect non ratings fare. Might build an audience if Nine persevere. I note Ten are giving Life in Pieces every chance ‘promoting’ it to 8.30pm next Monday – it has been building an audience at 9.30pm over the past three weeks.

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