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Deni, Paulini revealed as Masked Singer lifts 10’s primary channel

Ratings: The Block stays ahead of 10 singing show -just- as Nine wins Tuesday.

The Masked Singer has again pushed 10’s primary channel ahead of Seven for the night.

The Block scraped over the line at 7:30 with 844,000 viewers just ahead of The Masked Singer at 839,000. 10’s singing show rose to 1.01m for the moments Paulini and Deni Hines were revealed and also topped the demos.

Both were correctly guessed by judges last night (Jackie O and Lindsay Lohan, Dannii Minogue respectively). In case you forgot,  TV Tonight tipped Deni Hines back in August when The Masked Singer was merely an on-air promo and well before any clues had been released….

Trailing them were 7:30 (497,000), Bride & Prejudice (406,000) and Foreign Correspondent (386,000).

A behind the scenes Masked Singer Unmasked special also won its later slot with 617,000, defeating Catalyst (348,000), Secret Bridesmaids’ Business (302,000) from 9pm) and Love Island (285,000).

Nine Network won Tuesday with 28.4% then Seven 23.5%, 10 23.4%, ABC 15.2% and SBS 9.6%.

Nine News drew 833,000 / 766,000 for Nine then A Current Affair (721,000) and Hot Seat (432,000 / 270,000).  Botched was 201,000.

Seven News won its slot at 891,000 / 854,000 for Seven then Home and Away (570,000) and The Chase (520,000 / 328,000). The Proposal was a dismal 120,000.

The Project was 466,000 / 264,000 for 10 then 10 News First (333,000), NCIS (225,000) and Celebrity Name Game (182,000).

ABC News (602,000), Kumi’s Japan (253,000) and The Drum (148,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

On SBS it was Building Britain’s Canals (270,000), Insight (231,000), Dateline (186,000) and SBS World News (148,000).

Suggesting that viewers were unhappy with primary channel choices, Death in Paradise on 9GEM led multichannels at 144,000 at 7:30.

Sunrise: 284,000
Today: 182,000
News Breakfast: 121,000 / 39,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 15 October 2019

20 Responses

  1. I can’t believe 10 did not address their 6pm problem at the recent Upfronts. They fix this and the network would often be second given their post 7.30pm programming has done quite well in 2019. A game show clearly are not working after trying three shows(good on them for trying). News Is performing badly at 5pm given the lack of eyeballs available. 10 have to make the move at some point. Surely.

    1. At the very least they could trial a switch-around of what they currently have during the Summer. I would put a game show at 5pm, follow it with 10 News from 5:30-6:30, leading straight into The Project.

    2. What could work is Ten News First dropped altogether – would cost a lot of money and no-one is watching… bump BATB to 5pm, Neighbours at 5:30pm, place The Project from 6 – 7, reality from 7 onwards. Have a late night “real” news bulletin at 9:30/10pm like they used to with Sandra Sully out of Sydney/Melbourne if they must have something news based on air.

      There is really no point in trying to compete with Channel 7/9 for 6pm news, so maybe drop the traditional news bulletin and try something different?

      1. I feel like news updates would be the way to go with 10, with a couple of 15-30 min updates from the newsroom during and between the ad breaks of shows. You need to focus more on ‘The Project’, while still giving great news…

        Celebrity Name Game needs more ‘game’ time added to it, more trivia in the clues and more questions…it’s not the celebrities that are making or breaking it, but how the rounds are played. If not, bring back Pointless as our dose of game show but instead in a late night time slot…use the Celeb Name Game spot for Neighbours or another high rating Aussie drama.

  2. I’m still enjoying the show, it’s fast paced, the panel is good and Osher the perfect host. Maybe next season, as the shows is fine tuned, the clues will be harder. With the high ratings will come a bigger budget and maybe some international artists.

  3. The first two singers eliminated on the Masked Singer, every performer who has sung first has been eliminated. The judges are on the money with the guesses now. I read an article last night which made a good point, everyone was shocked at Gretel Killeen being the octopus but since then it’s been a bit of oh it’s you, who are you?

  4. Looking at the numbers for Celebrity Name, is it much above the numbers for Pointless, I miss Pointless, maybe an hour version a bit later of a night. 10 have a problem with the time slot.

      1. Disappointing to hear they shelved something which people still seem to have a lot of love for for something else so inane that still isn’t getting results, even with the “star power.”

    1. I’m disappointed that “Celebrity” has been rating better than Pointless (albeit only slightly) as it is the worst of 10’s game show offerings so far as the “play along at home” element that typifies the genre is completely absent.

      None of 10’s game shows have been working in the time slot, and they would be absolutely mad to try yet another one at 6pm.

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