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Interview wins debut slot, SBS scores with Who Do You Think You Are?

Ratings: My Kitchen Rules hits a season high as Seven claims Tuesday.

The return of Andrew Denton to television with sisters Cate & Bronte Campbell may not have made for the riveting television with which he is synonymous, but it was enough to win its timeslot.

Interview uncovered some amusing insight into the sisters and singer Robert Plant, and at 578,000 was enough to beat Hughesy, Employable Me, Date Night and Insight. 

The top performer was My Kitchen Rules at a season high of 1.32m viewers well ahead of The Voice on 822,000 and Bachelor in Paradise on 660,000 -the latter was still tops with 16-39 viewers while MKR led other demos.

There was great news for Who Do You Think You Are? on SBS -at 430,000 viewers the Noni Hazlehurst episode was one of their strongest performers so far this year.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots.

Seven network won Tuesday with 32.4% then Nine 26.9%, TEN 18.0%, ABC 14.9% and SBS 7.8%.

My Kitchen Rules was #1 for Seven with 1.32m then Seven News (1.03m / 1.00m), Home and Away (746,000), Interview (578,000) and The Chase (576,000 / 374,000). Grey’s Anatomy drew 144,000.

Nine News (948,000 / 940,000) led for Nine followed by A Current Affair (839,000), The Voice (822,000), Hot Seat (488,000 / 295,000). Date Night was just 239,000 and movie: The Break Up stalled on 117,000.

Bachelor in Paradise (660,000) was best for TEN then The Project (560,000 / 344,000), Hughesy We Have a Problem (459,000), TEN Eyewitness News (450,000) and Family Feud (305,000). NCIS: LA drew 264,000 / 166,000.

On ABC it was ABC News (725,000), 7:30 (492,000), Employable Me (434,000), The Checkout (387,000), Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion (255,000) and Think Tank (208,000).

Who Do You Think You Are? had a strong return for SBS on 430,000 followed by Insight (267,000), Dateline (196,000) and SBS World News (144,000).

Hey Duggee (170,000) on ABC KIDS topped multichannels.

The Morning Show: 133,000 / 86,000
Today Extra: 101,000 / 65,000
Studio 10: 67,000 / 64,000 / 55,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 17 April 2018

11 Responses

  1. Ch 10 did very well with their promos for BIP…. Everyone was saying OMG Megan and Elora get it on in the water… And while they never came out and said it, it was very clever promotion when it actually turned out to be Megan and Canadian Thomas…. Yet people didnt feel cheated… Well played Ch 10…

  2. I saw the first half of ‘Interview’ while on a break at work and was really enjoying it. I’ll be catching the rest via catch up. Shame the numbers weren’t bigger.

  3. So happy that Interview won its timeslot. We need more shows like this on TV. Given that both interviews were pre-recorded, why didn’t Seven promote the talent on the show? I would have watched any way, but it still deserved promotion of the guests themselves.

    1. They filmed several interviews in advance and made decisions in the last few days about what would comprise the first episode. That said, they did have teasers that indicated the questions but not the the guests they had settled on (Denton confirmed some in radio chats). It will be interesting to see if they change tactics as it proceeds. It’s pretty hard to keep these things quiet when you have an audience. We should also see the bloody audience too, with Q&A style shots, that was a missed opportunity.

      1. I went to the filming of this on Monday night and they filmed us applauding for the intro for this episode (you’ll see the set is different when they interview the Campbell sisters on the Gold Coast). After the first interview I could see how tired everyone was, the lady next to me was cradling her head and wanted to go home lol.

  4. Bach is still the most watched show on channel 10 .. wonder how it goes with regional and catch up added , but it’s hitting its target audience nightly , so still deserves claps and stuff ?

  5. Watched ‘interview’ and thought Cate and Bronte were not the best opening choice for a new show IMO, but stayed tuned in. Was about to get up to go to bed and Robert Plant drew me back in. Was there no plugging for his interview as it surprised me! Thoroughly enjoyed his interview. Not too many ads which was pleasing. Obviously MKR had all the ads! I wish it started at 8.30 on the ABC but such as life. Can’t control that! Nice to have something different on the box.

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