Big Bang Theory sees Nine snag Tuesday

Ratings: Ambulance Australia beats Take Me Out return but The Good Doctor improves for Seven.

Viewers appear to be more interested in emergency services than they are in dating shows, with Ambulance Australia debuting to 582,000 for TEN, ahead of Seven’s Take Me Out at 407,000.

For the record the number was also higher than Blind Date on Tuesday and even above Seven’s Emergency Call on Monday.

The Block still comfortably won the slot at 1.02m topping the night and the demos. That helped The Big Bang Theory to a solid season return at 712,000 although the repeat episode fell considerably to 458,000 as viewers went from honeymoon to pre-wedding plots…. 7:30 and Ask the Doctor followed.

The Good Doctor at 634,000 was up on last week and took the lead after 9pm while FBI debuted to 362,000 for TEN.

Seven News, ACA and The Chase won their slots once more.

Nine network won Tuesday with 31.0% then Seven 27.9%, TEN 17.1%, ABC 15.5% and SBS 8.5%.

The Block was #1 for Nine at 1.02m then Nine News (915,000 / 885,000), A Current Affair (759,000), The Big Bang Theory (712,000 / 458,000), Hot Seat (492,000 / 295,000) and Kath & Kim (271,000 / 212,000).

Seven News (964,000 / 907,000) led for Seven then The Good Doctor (634,000), The Chase (559,000 / 335,000), Take Me Out (407,000) and The Resident (282,000).

Ambulance Australia (582,000) was best for TEN then The Project (489,000 / 292,000), TEN Eyewitness News (358,000), FBI (362,000), Pointless (214,000) and NCIS: LA (210,000).

ABC News (720,000), 7:30 (576,000), Ask the Doctor (422,000), Fighting Spirit (275,000) comprised ABC’s night. David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals was 193,000.

On SBS it was Michael Portillo’s Abandoned Britain (299,000), Insight (290,000), Dateline (179,000) and SBS World News (139,000).

7mate’s Outback Opal Hunters rounded off multichannels at 200,000.

The Morning Show: 172,000 / 65,000
Today Extra: 100,000 / 57,000
Studio 10: 51,000 / 44,000 / 39,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 16 October 2018

17 Responses

  1. I love the UK Ambulance format, it genuinely had me in tears at various moments – unflinching and raw.
    I’m very glad that the Australian version has followed the same path. I have a friend who is a paramedic and I know of his frustration with the system, so I really hope that this program highlights the endemic problems with our health services.

  2. Hello David and everyone, I was wondering if you could please let us know how The Problem With Apu rated on SBS Viceland, it was certainly a thought-provoking and enjoyable watch. Thanks.

  3. David, how did the new ‘Charmed’ do please? Looking at the IMDB page almost all the reviews were deeply negative and eve the few positive ones were generally qualified-was also a strange programming choice to show an original ep later at 10.30 (although it’s been on air constantly on 11 for the last 8-10 years in various slots).

    1. Both Charmed and Supernatural must have been done really bad as Elevens share was down 0.5% from last Tuesday. I am glad Charmed as a huge fan of the original. I heard that the episode was really rushed, the acting was bad and they were really preachy about feminism and the me too movement. Nobody asked for this reboot and the fact that they are encoring it tonight means the ratings were really bad. Even in the US the ratings were nothing special.

  4. We were hooked on Ambulance Australia in our household – very well-made. I forgot about Big Bang dammit – on 9Now, they had all of season 11 so I did a binge during my holidays – I’ll have to do a catch up!!

  5. I am glad to read Ambulance Australia debut well. I don’t understand the saturation of the same type of show with 7 and 9 having (what I believe to be) a similar premise and I was wondering 10s version would rate poor given they have started around the same time . Good on 10. I didn’t watch it myself (waiting for The Block to finish) but I have tuned into the UK version that is well produced that and focuses on the ambulance services not the patients. I briefly saw an ad the 9 ambulance show and didn’t like the ‘interviewing patients’ model…just my opinion 🙂

  6. Ambulance Australia is probably the best show TEN has put out in years. Fair enough it’s a UK format but the Australian version held its own. Ambulance is the only reality you need – not contrived shows like The Block, Bachelor, MKR – real people, saving real lives, showcasing genuine compassion and care for others.

    1. Oh come on. The Block is real people, renovating a real rundown building, showcasing a real auction and a genuine benefit for the St Kilda community.

      AA would not rate if they didn’t carefully select the people and situations to screen.

      1. Did you really compared the authenticity of Ambulance Australia to The Block?

        AA may carefully select the paramedics and situations featured but at least they actually happened and weren’t the product of producer/editor manipulation.

  7. Thoughts on FBI?

    I enjoyed it, I think I’ve become used to the cinematics of new Dr Who and thought the image tone could have been improved for FBI. Cast seem thrilled to be taking on edgier roles than they’ve previously been typecast as.

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