Love Child low while Reality takes front seat
Ratings: Network execs are looking to Timeshifted numbers as Drama deals with the new reality of 9pm starts.
Love Child‘s fourth season returned to its lowest season premiere, pulling 624,000 viewers in a 9pm start. But Nine will be hoping it pulls extra viewers north of 150,000 in Timeshifted viewing. There were more viewers for House Rules at the same time, although strictly speaking they weren’t head to head.
The good news was The Voice topped the night at 1.11m viewers for Nine, with MasterChef dipping on its second night at 913,000, but enough to retain 2 demos. Seven had a double episode of House Rules which it strategically split in coding at 788,000 / 767,000 -higher in its second hour.
Seven News and A Current Affair were both timeslot winners.
Nine network won Tuesday with 29.0% then Seven 27.7%, TEN 21.5%, ABC 14.5%, and SBS 7.3%.
The Voice was #1 for Nine with 1.11m then Nine News (994,000 / 975,000), A Current Affair (873,000), Love Child (624,000), Hot Seat (491,000 / 272,000) and Operation Thailand (303,000).
Seven News (1.06m / 1.06m) topped Seven’s night followed by House Rules (788,000 / 767,000), Home and Away (754,000), The Chase (654,000 / 404,000) and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (326,000).
MasterChef Australia (931,000) led for TEN then The Project (635,000 / 401,000), NCIS (550,000), TEN Eyewitness News (504,000), Family Feud (382,000) and NCIS: LA (381,000).
On ABC it was ABC News (781,000), 7:30 (509,000), Diana: Designing a Princess (401,000), Conviction (359,000) and Foreign Correspondent (309,000).
Great Continental Railway Journeys (374,000), Insight (305,000), Dateline (161,000) and SBS World News (152,000) comprised SBS’ night.
Shaun the Sheep shot back to multichannel glory at 244,000.
The Morning Show: 129,000 / 86,000
Today Extra: 124,000 / 79,000
Studio 10: 86,000 /
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 2 May 2017