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Matildas victory impacts Tuesday viewing

Ratings: The Block has a good night but the Matildas match seemed to impact almost everybody else.

ABC2’s coverage of the Women’s International: Aus vs Brazil appeared to impact a shopping list of shows last night, with almost everyone down compared to last Tuesday.

The 2hr game drew 155,000 viewers across its broadcast, but notably ABC2’s share was 4.4% compared to 3.5% a week ago.

The Block however went up, from 1.18m to 1.24m, topping the demos and twice the size of First Dates, Australian Survivor and 7:30.

Big Bang‘s 735,000, 800 Words 633,000 were both down on last week, while Shark Tank ended its season in a later 9pm timeslot.

Seven News and ACA both won their slots. Catalyst was down for ABC too while an Attenborough repeat struggled to fill an 8pm slot. But hey, the trains were up for SBS.

Nine network won Tuesday with 31.4% then Seven 26.6%, TEN 18.1%, ABC 16.2% and SBS 7.6%.

The Block was #1 for Nine with 1.24m viewers then Nine News (957,000 / 952,000), A Current Affair (832,000), The Big Bang Theory (735,000), Kath & Kim (480,000 / 439,000) and Hot Seat (469,000 / 287,000). 2 Broke Girls was 210,000 / 159,000.

Seven News (1.02m / 1.00m) won its slot for Seven then Home and Away (664,000), 800 Words (633,000), The Chase (632,000 / 407,000) and First Dates (613,000). Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA was 213,000.

Australian Survivor (567,000), The Project (553,000 / 352,000), TEN Eyewitness News (429,000), Shark Tank (389,000) and Family Feud (304,000) comprised TEN’s night. NCIS: LA was 136,000.

ABC News (726,000) topped ABC’s night then 7:30 (509,000), Catalyst (401,000), David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters (325,000), Grand Designs (217,000) and Inside London Fire Brigade (171,000).

On SBS it was Great American Railroad Journeys (331,000), Insight (247,000), Dateline (192,000) and SBS World News (132,000).

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom again ruled multichannels with 249,000 viewers.

Today Extra: 127,000 / 72,000
The Morning Show: 125,000 / 96,000
Studio 10: 72,000 / 55,000 / 45,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 19 September 2017.

7 Responses

  1. You keep knocking the trains, David 😉

    In general they’re not my cup of tea either, but Michael Portillo’s “Great ____ Railway Journeys” are nice shows to just sit down in front of or have going in the background – slow enough that you don’t have to pay attention all the time, interesting enough in their way to hold you for a bit when you do look up…

  2. Rarely disagree with your ratings analysis but, even over 2 hours, 155K proportionally split between all of the remaining channels would have made negligible difference to final numbers of most shows. Some of them were even up on last week.

    It was a good match but 155K is pretty ordinary for an international, even if it was a “friendly”. It’s clear that the women’s game just doesn’t have the draw of the men’s, even tho’ the ladies are killing it at the moment.

    Gotta wonder what the numbers would have been if this had been on either Seven or Nine network.

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