Insight struggles on Tuesday, Lego wins second night.

Ratings: SBS viewers slow to embrace change at Insight. Lego, MasterChef & DWTS all dip on Tuesday.

SBS viewers may take some time to adjust to their new host on Insight with the show again trailing Dateline (the show which follows) for the second week in a row.

Last night it drew 115,000 viewers, lower than Dateline‘s 153,000. How much of this is due to a repeat lead-in, heated competition or change of host from Jenny Brockie to Kumi Taguchi is for programmers to toil over…

Meanwhile, Lego Masters again led the reality race and topped the demos with 782,000 metro viewers, putting it 200,000 ahead of MasterChef Australia 582,000 and Dancing with the Stars: All Stars (577,000). All three were down on Monday crowds.

7:30 (498,000), Anh’s Brush with Fame (491,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (177,000) followed.

Later Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds was 498,000, also down on a week ago, then The Good Doctor (311,000), Inside Legoland (238,000) and NCIS (229,000 / 176,000).

Nine network won Tuesday with 28.6% then Seven 26.8%, 10 20.4%, ABC 16.8% and SBS 7.3%.

Nine News was #1 at 1.03m / 1.03m for Nine with A Current Affair at 741,000 then Hot Seat  (470,000 / 290,000).

Seven News was best for Seven at 993,000 / 978,000. Home & Away drew 572,000 then The Chase (533,000 / 319,000). The Resident was 164,000.

The Project managed 480,000 / 290,000 for 10. 10 News First was 359,000 / 238,000.

ABC News was 677,000 for ABC. The Drum pulled 196,000 and Laura’s Choice was 164,000.

On SBS it was SBS World News (183,000 / 131,000), Mastermind (83,000) and The Feed (79,000).

Bluey led multichannels at 160,000.

Sunrise: 250,000
Today: 199,000
News Breakfast: 113,000 / 53,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 20 April 2021

14 Responses

  1. Kumi Taguchi is still a bit stiff and scripted compared to the warmer and more spontaneous Jenny Brockie. Never really thought hosts were more important than content but there you go. Still worth watching when a topic piques my interest.

    1. I am quite happy with Kumi, but I think the covid-spacing has damaged the feel of the show. When all the guests were together, and there were a lot more of them, they interacted with each other and responded to each other’s comments. It was more of a discussion. Now it is a succession of short interviews. Still very interesting (depending on the topic, and the childbirth injury one was really good) but it will be much better when they can put the guests back, and have some on stage.

  2. I tuned in to Insight for a bit last night. Ms Taguchi’s doing a pretty great job. Jenny Brockie was always going to be a tough act to follow, but the compassion and grace on show was wonderful to see. It’s definitely a different show but I will say the subject last night (traumatic childbirth and the (all manner of) scars that go along with it) was a bit much for me.

  3. On an individual note, I’ve been a strident critic of Luke Jacobz for some time and even stated on this very site that the inclusion of Luke into Dancing with the Stars: All Stars was the deal breaker for me. I’ll be devouring a very big slice of Humble Pie tonight. His work on Dancing with the Stars has been extraordinary and he earns all the adoration handed to him. I have new respect for Luke because he has funneled the grief the loss of his father to brain cancer and his current roommate also undergoing the same medical malady by designating the magnificent Dr Charlie Teo foundation as his charity of choice if wins to give hope to people down the track. I want Luke to win so much.

  4. I’ve watched Home and Away since its premiere in January 1988 and go so far as to call myself a Home and Away tragic. The show has witnessed its fair share of shock deaths, antiheroes, remarkable characters, and some subplots which made me ponder “who came up with that”. Monday and Tuesday night’s episode were intense and very well made. The last time I was this astonished was the episodes preceding and succeeding the Athens 2004 Olympics. Well done to Luke Arnold, Ditch Davey, Penny McNamee and Sam Frost.

  5. I flicked between AFL 360 and Dancing with the Stars but will not watch DWTS again as it was clear the final decision was manufactured by the producers of the show. Manu was clearly not the third best act, the couple that received the third highest score were clearly the better dancers but were shunted because she is a relative unknown. I must admit I rarely watch channel 7, they have become purely a Sydney station that is beamed to the rest of Australia despite the Melbourne station having far better ratings than the Sydney head office

  6. Exactly one year ago and on a Tuesday night, Lego Masters had 1,035,000 viewers and MasterChef Australia had 908,000. Last nights viewing was a drop-off of about 250,000 and 320,000 respectively. Last year at about this time most of us were in lock-down. Probably explains all.

    1. Yes as noted yesterday lockdown was a big factor. But also DWTS has managed to steal some viewers… I’d say new judges were also a factor for MCA last year and potentially even returning contestants. I’d expect to see MasterChef lift from tonight as kitchen cooks begin.

  7. I was surprised that the team that makes Anh’s Brush With Fame didn’t pick up a glaring incorrect comment from last night’s guest Kamahl .
    Kamahl said – not once, but twice – that back in the day Rupert Murdoch had bought Channel Nine … now in my memory Mr Murdoch once owned Channel Seven and then Channel Ten , but old Kerry Packer would be spinning like a roulette wheel in his grave at the suggestion that Murdoch ever owned his beloved Nine Network.
    I wonder how many sets of eyes that show went through and no – one picked up such a glaring factual error – and so easy to fix in the edit , and save Kamahl some embarrassment too…

    1. In an earlier post here tvtonight.com.au/2021/04/kamahl-i-owe-rupert-almost-my-life.html
      “this man had bought a television station, Channel Nine”. Sorry, he didn’t buy it, he built it. NWS9’s major shareholders were News Limited and Hume Broadcasters. News Limited, headed by 27-year-old Rupert Murdoch, published Adelaide newspaper The News. The new station was to adopt the call-sign NWS9 — deriving its name from News Limited — and marked Murdoch’s first move into television. (television.au)
      He was talking about Channel Nine, Adelaide, but wasn’t stated. And his statement was wrong anyway.

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