The race that tops the nation
Ratings: 1.8m watch Rekindling's win as more viewers gravitate to streaming the Cup. Good Doctor is best in primetime.
1.8m viewers watched Rekindling win Melbourne Cup glory yesterday.
There were 849,000 in Melbourne alone with 377,000 in Sydney and 255,000 in Brissy. The number does not include regional viewers, those watching in offices and pubs around the country, nor those streaming the event -Seven cites 350,000 concurrent streams on 7Live, the biggest Live streaming event of 2017, up 22% on 2016.
The shift to streaming presumably accounts for a downward trend in broadcast numbers:
The Cup doesn’t directly contribute to Seven’s primetime share but promos helped The Good Doctor to another big win at 1.19m viewers well ahead of The Big Bang Theory, NCIS and Keeping Australia Safe.
Newcomer Instant Hotel won its earlier slot but only with 695,000 viewers. Family Food Fight and 7:30 were not far behind, followed by Jamie Oliver.
Seven network won Tuesday with 32.8% then Nine 26.4%, TEN 17.4%, ABC 15.4% and SBS 8.1%.
In primetime The Good Doctor was again the highest show at 1.19m viewers for Seven followed by Seven News (1.04m / 1.02m), Home and Away (736,000), Instant Hotel (695,000), The Chase (656,000 / 191,000 in 3 cities) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (416,000).
Nine News (955,000 / 933,000), A Current Affair (829,000), Family Food Fight (558,000), The Big Bang Theory (524,000 / 235,000), Hot Seat (509,000 / 271,000) and Kath & Kim (420,000 / 402,000).
The Project (502,000 / 317,000) was best for TEN then TEN Eyewitness News (476,000), Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food (446,000), NCIS (349,000), Family Feud (322,000) and NCIS: Los Angeles (298,000).
ABC News (734,000), 7:30 (550,000), Screen Time (334,000), Keeping Australia Safe (331,000), Grand Designs (200,000) and Mambo: Art Irritates Life (150,000) comprised ABC’s night.
On SBS it was Great American Railroad Journeys (327,000), Insight (311,000), Dateline (231,000) and SBS World News (117,000).
Shaun the Sheep (269,000) was on a multichannel high.
Today Extra: 125,000 / 78,000
Studio 10: 99,000 / 66,000 / 65,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 7 December 2017