In the bush they love Death in Paradise.
It drew more viewers in regional markets last week than and Reality TV, averaging 456,000 across Queensland, Northern NSW, Southern NSW, Victoria where it is strongest, Tasmania and Western Australia.
It’s just one of the quirks of the different tastes between Metro and Regional viewers.
In the city they love Lego Masters and MasterChef but in the Regionals House Rules was tops last week -just. It averaged 405,000 viewers while Lego was 404,000 and MasterChef some distance behind at 311,000. House Rules is strongest in Queensland.
Seven News is the clear news leader at up to 692,000 last week, also strongest in Queensland. ABC News was next at 459,000. Nine News trailed at 364,000, winning in Northern NSW -but it has headaches in Tasmania and Western Australia.
The Chase was also well ahead of Hot Seat at up to 420,000 vs 242,000, respectively.
Weekend Sunrise was the top rating Breakfast show at up to 237,000 -strongest in Queensland.
Amongst the other quirks from last week’s results:
- Northern NSW loves A Current Affair, but not so much in Tasmania and Western Australia.
- Western Australia isn’t much into Lego Masters, Australian Story, 9-1-1, Paramedics or Britain’s Got Talent.
- Victoria loves Mystery Road and Lego Masters.
- Southern NSW likes Hard Quiz, MasterChef and Media Watch.
- Home and Away was strongest in Queensland, weakest in WA. It was the top rating local drama at 393,000.