AFL pushes Seven across the line on Tuesday

Ratings: The Block leads tight battle, Masked Singer tops demos, while AFL makes up for Seven shortcomings.

It was an AFL game on 7mate that helped pushed Seven to a Tuesday night network win, and not its brand new reality show.

The 7mate match drew 200,000 viewers in Perth & Adelaide where it screened, helping to nudge Seven to a network share despite its primary channel trailing Nine’s.

Meanwhile there was a three way battle going on last night with The Block (692,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (682,000) and The Masked Singer (681,000 rising to 797,000 for the reveal of Julia Morris as Kitten). 10’s show beat Nine’s across the demos for the full show.

Next were 7:30 (565,000), Plate of Origin (419,000) and Great Asian Railway Journeys (256,000).

Later Further Back in Time for Dinner won its slot for ABC at 582,000 then Halifax: Retribution (479,000) and Inside the Crown: Secrets of the Royals (305,00).

Seven network won Tuesday wth 28.0% then Nine 27.3%, 10 18.4%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 9.4%.

Seven News was #1 with 1.03m / 942,000 for Seven. The Chase (566,000 / 344,000) and Home & Away (552,000) followed.

Nine News (971,000 / 946,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (732,000) and Hot Seat (503,000 / 295,000). Bluff City Law debuted at 214,000.

The Project drew 532,000 /335,000 for 10. 10 News First (366,000 / 248,000) and movie: Miss Congeniality 2 was 218,000.

ABC News led its slot on 721,000. The Great Acceleration (229,000) and The Drum (197,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (183,000), Insight (151,000), Dateline (108,000), Mastermind (85,000) and  The Feed (73,000).

Sunrise: 259,000
Today: 231,000
News Breakfast: 140,000 / 57,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 1 September 2020

28 Responses

      1. Adelaide Crows got their first win of the season (that’s actually the game that aired in Adelaide), landing in prime time for 90min. Though 70k-odd is really low, considering they’re bottom of the ladder, most of the city has given up on them it seems for 2020.

        1. Appears to be some clever coding by 7mate, with both the Adelaide and Perth markets showing different matches in different time zones, by Host Broadcaster Fox Footy (Hawthorn vs Adelaide / West Coast vs Essendon).

          1. >> with both the Adelaide and Perth markets showing different matches in different time zones <<

            Adelaide screened live locally at 5:00pm
            Perth screened live locally from 6:00pm

          1. I think its got to do with the two teams. They both won’t appear in the finals race this year because of the number of wins.

          2. Imagine if they had put both the Adelaide and WA games on the main channel in those markets and bumped POO, would have had way better ratings.

  1. Looks like the disparity between Sunrise and Today is tightening.

    David, during the final chase on Monday night’s episode of The Chase Australia, Issa dropped the s word which was uncensored. To me, profanity shouldn’t be a concern, but do you know if Seven broke any broadcasting laws?

      1. @Gaz, I didn’t know that he has made similar comments in the past. I was taken aback as Issa is very innocent and found it to be egodystonic. However, I’m in complete agreement with you, there are more extreme expletives out there.

          1. It is very much appreciated David. The quality and quantity of content on your site is immeasurable and something I would pay a subscription fee (not to give you any ideas though).

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