Nine takes Tuesday, Seven improves with Dance Boss over.

Ratings: The Block & True Story win slots for Nine, Australian Survivor is second best in entertainment stakes.

Seven has improved its numbers after its lowest Monday all year, after a belated exit plan by Dance Boss with a double episode.

Factual replacements in the early evening slots lifted network share but were still sitting in fourth place behind the ABC.

The Block topped the night and the demos with 1.02m for Nine, up on last Tuesday’s 952,000. Australian Survivor is nothing if not consistent at 667,000 on par with most of its recent outings. 7:30 followed on 572,000 then The Force at 455,000 -an improvement on Monday’s Dance Boss of 349,000.

True Story with Hamish & Andy won its slot, save for Survivor entrails, at 655,000 eclipsing 800 Words on 446,000, Catalyst on 337,000 then Bull.

Great Indian Railway Journeys was best for SBS on 319,000.

Seven News, ABC News and The Chase again won their slots.

Nine network won Tuesday with 31.5% then Seven 25.3%, TEN 18,7%, ABC 16.7% and SBS 7.8%.

The Block was #1 with 1.02m for Nine then Nine News (934,000 / 934,000), A Current Affair (758,000), True Story with Hamish & Andy (655,000 / 533,000), Hot Seat (532,000 / 294,000) and Kath & Kim (311,000 / 208,000).

Seven News (996,000 / 955,000) was best for Seven then Home and Away (616,000), The Chase (596,000 / 360,000), The Force (455,000), 800 Words (446,000), Border Security (418,000) and Killer Tapes (199,000).

Australian Survivor (667,000) led for TEN followed by The Project (528,000 / 293,000), TEN Eyewitness News (379,000), Bull (318,000), Pointless (257,000) and NCIS: LA (150,000 / 114,000).

ABC News (768,000), 7:30 (572,000), Foreign Correspondent (416,000), Catalyst (337,000), Think Tank (242,000) and Search for Second Earth (227,000) comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Great Indian Railway Journeys (319,000), Insight (270,000), Dateline (193,000) and SBS World News (161,000). The Chef’s Line was 58,000.

Best on multichannels was Floogals at 220,000 for ABC KIDS.

The Morning Show: 145,000 / 86,000
Today Extra: 96,000 / 59,000
Studio 10: 50,00 / 48,000 / 37,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 28 August 2018

14 Responses

  1. Is anyone else out there enjoying Wellington Paranormal on SBS Viceland Tuesday nights? It has quietly become one of the funniest shows on TV. I’m particularly fond of Officer Minogue, so dumb, so loveable.

  2. Aussies don’t watch drama live anymore (me included). I remember when 800 Words was 700K plus as was Doctor Doctor. I still watch Aussie dramas but rarely live. The last drama I watched regularly live was Offspring so I could talk to my work colleagues the next day…

    Will be interesting to see numbers for future dramas to air like Wanted and Playing for Keeps…

      1. Most probably because there are no commercials on ABC. I find it hard watching a storyline interrupted every five minutes by endless ads. Extremely annoying. I don’t have any of the modern contraptions so I have to put up with it.

        1. Yes its definitely the ads. If the OP had said aussies don’t watch live drama with ads anymore, well yes. Streaming has adjusted viewing habits imo for drama

    1. Given the ratings of Dance Boss and the Force/Border Security, maybe Seven should have run 800 Words straight after Home & Away. Seem much more compatible flow of programming (and a welcome alternative to the Block)

      1. Yet Highway Patrol on Wednesdays seems to be holding its own, a couple of hundred thousand higher than what Border/Force did last night.

        Although the latter shows have been airing longer (2004/2006 respectively vs. 2009)

        1. Some shows work better on some nights I suppose….. the networks seem to have given up on the idea of a 7.30pm drama really, which is interesting given that 7 in the 1980s and 1990s had a lot of success with Australian dramas in the 7.30pm timeslot (ie A Country Practice, Sons and Daughters, etc)

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