They were once unassailable drama imports but lately The Good Doctor and NCIS are struggling to grab 300,000 in overnight metro viewers.
While they do lift in Timeshifted (and NCIS reruns are the mainstay of the leading multichannel) both are impacted by their lead-ins and the heavy competition over on Nine. Varying start times is also a factor, and in some cases confusion around new vs rerun episodes.
Married at First Sight again won its slot and topped the demos at 1.04m viewers.
That was well in front of 7:30 (610,000), The Amazing Race Australia (503,000), Foreign Correspondent (434,000), Britain’s Got Talent (321,000) and Great Australian Railway Journeys (242,000).
Later Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire was up slightly on last week at 399,000 then Botched (354,000), The Good Doctor (308,000) and NCIS (282,000 / 202,000).
Nine network won Tuesday with 32.3% then Seven 23.8%, ABC 18.3%, 10 17.7% and SBS 7.8%.
Nine News was #1 at 1.05m / 1.01m. A Current Affair also won its slot at 752,000 then Hot Seat (452,000 / 281,000).
Seven News was best for Seven at 1.00m / 958,000. Home & Away (568,000) and The Chase (506,000 / 317,000) followed. The Resident was 178,000.
ABC News drew 700,000 for ABC. The Drum managed 207,000.
The Project pulled 439,000 / 282,000 for 10. 10 News First was 369,000 / 230,000.
On SBS it was SBS World News (188,000 / 151,000), Insight (150,000), Dateline (98,000), Mastermind (80,000), and The Feed (59,000).
Bluey led multichannels at 168,000.
News Breakfast: 122,000 / 86,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 23 March 2021