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Today show up as viewers drawn to backstage drama

Ratings: Last Tuesday 237,000 viewers watched Karl & Lisa. Yesterday 301,000 wanted to hear Karl speak.

Today enjoyed a lift yesterday as viewers tuned in to see Karl Stefanovic’s reaction to the exit of Lisa Wilkinson.

It averaged 301,000 viewers over Sunrise‘s 262,000. That was well up on last Tuesday’s 237,000.

Nine also dominated from 7:30pm with The Block at 1.32m viewers more than twice the audience of 7:30, The Last Rockstar and a new Jamie Oliver series. At leas TEN avoided throwing away Cram, which is where it would have debuted. ABC’s new Screen Time launched to 437,000 viewers.

The Big Bang Theory drew a 2017 high of 999,000 viewers, over Catalyst and NCIS.

By 9pm Seven narrowed the gap with 800 Words (513,000) narrowly behind a repeat of Kath & Kim (521,000).

Seven News, The ChaseACA all won their slots.

Nine network won Tuesday with 33.1%, then Seven 25.3%, ABC 17.1%, TEN 17.0% and SBS 7.5%.

The Block was #1 with 1.32m viewers for Nine then The Big Bang Theory (999,000), Nine News (903,000 / 881,000), A Current Affair (821,000), Kath & Kim (521,000 / 439,000) and Hot Seat (472,000 / 268,000).

Seven News (980,000 / 936,000) led for Seven then Home and Away (655,000), The Chase (567,000 / 364,000), 800 Words (513,000) and Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar (488,000).

ABC News (743,000), 7:30 (543,000), Catalyst (534,000), Screen Time (437,000), World’s Busiest Cities (312,000) and Grand Designs (176,000) comprised ABC’s night.

The Project (555,000 / 423,000) was best for TEN followed by TEN Eyewitness News (427,000), NCIS (362,000), Family Feud (348,000), Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food (341,000) and NCIS: Los Angeles (301,000).

On SBS it was Great American Railway Journeys (278,000), Insight (265,000), Dateline (155,000) and SBS World News (134,000).

Shaun the Sheep showed off with 221,00 on multichannels.

The Morning Show: 121,000 / 71,000
Today Extra: 120,000 / 64,000
Studio 10: 96,000 / 94,000 / 62,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 17 October 2017

11 Responses

  1. Hmmm… I found Screen Time to be a bit of a letdown… only focusing on one TV show and one movie (with bits and pieces and comments on other similar fare) over the episode was a bit lacklustre. And especially focusing on what is essentially a niche show in Broad City… (in which I enjoy btw), may have alienated some people.
    I didn’t feel any chemistry amongst the panellists and Chris wasn’t a strong host imo… plus the editing makes me appreciate Gruen’s mostly streamlined appearance post editing… it just didn’t gel… there were things that were just… off.
    Did anyone else watch it?

    1. Underwhelmed. Sami Shah was good and had a few interesting things to say; the rest weren’t. The film review was poor, the rest of the show was superficial and jumped all over the place. Broad City was good for 2 seasons, Girls and Sex And The City are done and buried. In an age of infinite movies, TV and opinions what do 5 more matter? And it was the second time this week I saw Lea Thompson sleep with a duck, which is two times too many.

  2. It’s a shame people don’t tune-in to Ten like Seven and Nine. Jamie Oliver used to rate, as did NCIS. Both new episodes. The Project also down from yesterday’s good figure, despite the Lisa Wilkinson news. It is going to be very intriguing, the ratings for Today without Lisa over coming weeks, but can’t wait to see what Lisa does for Project come next year.

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