Halifax helps Nine to Tuesday win

Ratings: Drama can still draw a consistent audience -but Seven tumbles to last in slot at 7:30.

On a day that the government overhauls the Drama quotas, Halifax: Retribution again draws another crowd of around half a million in an 8:40 slot. It was only pipped by ABC’s Back in Time for Dinner.

In contrast to the recent struggle for Between Two Worlds, Halifax has enjoyed a stable audience across its run (although Home & Away was still the top rating drama for the night).

Reality TV still tops entertainment, if favoured by an earlier and consistent slot. The Block led on that front at 809,000, ahead of Anh’s Brush with Fame (716,000), 7:30 (615,000), Ambulance Australia (287,000), Every Family Has a Secret (287,000) and America’s Got Talent (232,000 / 186,000) last for Seven.

Back in Time for Dinner led its slot at 591,000 then Halifax: Retribution (496,000), Body Hack (255,000) and Insight (166,000).

Nine network won Tuesday with 31.8% then Seven 24.0%, ABC 19.7%, 10 15.3% and SBS 9.2%.

Nine News was best for Nine at 923,000 / 910,000. A Current Affair (678,000) and Hot Seat (494,000 / 299,000) followed. Bluff City Law drew 174,000.

Seven News was #1 at 1.07m / 1.02m for Seven. The Chase drew 602,000 / 366,000 and Home & Away was 589,000.

ABC News won its slot at 784,000. Lockdown Stories (238,000) and The Drum (215,000) followed.

The Project drew 462,000 / 282,000. 10 News First was 318,000 / 206,000 and NCIS (114,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (174,000), Dateline (132,000), The Feed (74,000) and Mastermind (67,000).

NCIS topped multichannels with 177,000.

Sunrise: 267,000
Today: 212,000
News Breakfast:  126,000 / 57,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 29 September 2020

13 Responses

    1. My educated guess would be looks promising, but may not be for 2021. Today’s new rules will need some analysis alongside Timeshifted numbers. And it would need international sales. Agree the series has held up well, I’ve watched it all.

  1. Really enjoying Halifax. Loved the twist last night with Claudia Karvan’s character. She has been great in this show. Nice to see Stingray from neighbours appear in it. Looking forward to the final next week.

  2. There’s been a lot of talk about lower than usual numbers especially with Melbourne in lockdown. I’m wondering if on the reality front at least because the water cooler chat had been removed if people preferred watching dramas and comedies.

    1. These are broad statements but here goes: News went up during the pandemic. Streaming also went up, which is dominated by scripted. On FTA Reality has had mixed results, dependent on the show and other factors. Scripted has also had mixed results, some held up, others have not. Overall I don’t feel FTA went up during lockdown / curfew.

    2. Isn’t that just a saying .. like people talk / gossip about juicy details the next day in more then one form .. they don’t have to be exactly standing at the water fountain at the office to do so 🤣🤣🤓

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