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Double dose of local drama on Tuesday

Ratings: Like a round of Thunderdome, 2 Aussie dramas went head to head last night, but alas only 1 came out alive.

Two Aussie dramas went head to head last night, at least for some of the evening, with Halifax: Retribution on Nine and Hungry Ghosts on SBS -sadly, the latter failed to fire in its second outing. It’s unfortunate given viewers wait so long for Aussie drama.

Earlier The Block led at 7:30 with 762,000 viewers.

But The Masked Singer was very close behind at 717,000 and topped the demos, rising to 810,000 for the moment Isaiah Firebrace was revealed as the Wizard -correctly guessed by Jackie O. Anh’s Brush with Fame (613,0000), 7:30 (573,000) and Inside the Crown: Secrets of the Royals (425,000) followed. Great Asian Railway Journeys was 296,000.

Later Halifax: Retribution drew 544,000 / 469,000 then Fight for Planet A (469,000), The Salisbury Poisonings (257,000) and movie: Miss Congeniality (223,000).

Nine network won Tuesday with 29.3% then Seven 26.3%, 10 18.2%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 9.2%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.12m / 1.07m for Seven then The Chase (656,000 / 389,000), Home and Away (627,000). An ABBA Forever repeat was 239,000.

Nine News (1.02m / 986,000) was best for Nine. A Current Affair was 818,000 then Hot Seat (515,000 / 311,000).

The Project pulled 545,000 /352,000 for 10. 10 News First was 394,000 / 254,000.

ABC News won its slot on 802,000. The Great Acceleration (250,000) and The Drum (207,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (173,000), Mastermind (91,000) and Hungry Ghosts (87,000).

Bluey topped multichannels at 180,000.

Sunrise: 250,000
News Breakfast: 155,000 / 63,000
Today: 216,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 25 August 2020

11 Responses

  1. Oh no! Miss Congeniality was on again last night – dammm, I missed it. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to wait another week or so ’till it’s on again. Just like I missed “Devil Wears Prada” again last week………. I suppose it will be repeated again in the coming days/weeks/months…..

  2. I’m old enough to have watched Halifax:f.p all those years ago. Halifax:Retribution was almost as good. Melbourne looks OK at night when shot in 4K.

    But I have to ask just how much has Nine cut from the episode(s) in order to fit all the ad breaks & station promo’s, etc.?

    Broadcast length was 01:38:12 with ads, etc. On 9Now it’s 01:12:43 without the ads & other crap. Although Nine list last nights broadcast just as Episode 1, according to both Screen Australia & Beyond the series/season consists of 8 x 48min episodes.

    48+48 = 1hr 36mins, which is much longer than 1hr 12mins … so where’s the missing 24 mins?

    Time will tell, but I suspect we will have to wait for the DVD/Blu Ray release to see the show in Full (maybe).

  3. I have never watched Halifax previously. But tuned in last night and really enjoyed it. The cast was fantastic and Rebecca Gibney is just fantastic.

    Looking forward to next week.

  4. It’s a shame that Halifax rated okay-ish for the first episode. I know that there aren’t many scripted shows that rate well post 8.30 of late (times have certainly changed, that’s for sure). Episode 2 of the show rated well for the timeslot though, which a is a good thing.

    Glad that The Salisbury Poisonings on SBS got almost the same as Mondays figures. However, a shame that Hungry Ghosts lost a lot of its numbers from Mondays episode.

  5. Halifax Retribution: Quality script, strong cast, excellent production, but sadly didn’t produce the ratings it deserved.
    Perhaps Australian drama is better placed on Saturday or Sunday nights?
    If Father Brown and Shakespeare and Hathaway can rate as well as they do on Saturday nights on ABC (they are just afternoon dramas 2:15pm – 3:00pm in the UK), then maybe that is the way to go?

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