Hamish & Andy double the competition

Ratings: Nine lads pull a big crowd in the first of 3 specials. Seven News tops Sunday.

Nine’s 2019 “dream run” with early evening shows continued last night with the first of 3 Hamish & Andy’s “Perfect” Holiday specials.

The show won its timeslot and topped the demos at 881,000 viewers.

That was effectively twice Zumbo’s Just Desserts returning to 446,000 after 2 years then Pangolins: Narrated by David Attenborough (420,000), The Graham Norton Show (272,000) and Secrets Of The Railway (262,000).

The gap narrowed thereafter with 60 Minutes on 568,000 just ahead of Total Control on 536,000 -the final episode also drew high praise through social media. Sunday Night was 331,000 and NCIS was 267,000.

Nine network won Sunday with 33.0% then Seven 26.2%, ABC 16.9%, 10 13.8% and SBS 10.1%.

Nine News drew 765,000 for Nine. Murder, Lies & Alibis was 219,000.

Seven News was #1 at 905,000 for Seven. Movie: The Intern pulled 179,000.

ABC News (693,000), Antiques Roadshow (149,000) and Hilltop Hoods Live (99,000) also comprised ABC’s night.

The Sunday Project was 320,000 / 193,000 for 10. 10 News First (240,000) and Bondi Rescue (126,000) followed.

On SBS it was Inside the Orient Express (190,000) and SBS World News (143,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 170,000.

OzTAM Overnights: Sunday 17 November 2019

14 Responses

  1. Total Control has been absolutely brilliant.
    Best local drama by far for 2019.
    A really outstanding cast but Deborah Mailman, William McInnes and Harry Richardson are exceptional.
    So pleased to hear it that this is not the end of the story.

  2. I only watched Hamish and Andy because nothing else took my fsncy but so happy I did. So funny, especially the buses. Hamish boxing chilli was very funny but also pretty grose him slobbering!

  3. At least Zumbo’s Just Desserts has essentially paid for itself before it aired thanks to its Netflix deal. Low ad revenue from its Seven broadcast probably isn’t as big an issue as for their other low-rating 7.30pm shows this year

    1. The Sunday GN showing on Ch10 Iis I believe an ‘encore’ screening (aka ‘another chance to see’ or otherwise known in old money as a good ol’fashioned repeat!)
      Believe it originates on Ch10 on a Friday evening – which presumably is normally the show that first went out in the UK late the previous Friday night. New eps screen 10.35pm Fridays on BBC One.

  4. Disappointing more people didn’t watch ZJD last night, the first episode might have been a little rocky but it was still good. Something I would change is that when they brought up their desserts to the Judges they just left them there and walked back to their benches where as in MasterChef they always brought them back. Just interrupts the flow a bit. Still a good show though.

  5. I’m surprised 7two did so well (3.8%). Listed in TV Week as ‘TBA’, and non stop Border Security repeats. The same four episodes were repeated twice in case you missed it the first time!

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