Mixed success for panel shows
New panel shows are not made overnight, as the latest week of ratings data shows.
TV has been flooded with new panel shows of late but Have You Been Paying Attention? remains the leader of its genre.
Last week it drew 715,000 metro viewers. Newcomer Question Everything debuted to 563,000. They were followed by The Front Bar (378,000), The Cheap Seats (331,000) and The Hundred with Andy Lee (326,000).
All of those are ahead of the 301,00 that HYBPA? drew in its under-the-radar 2013 debut, a reminder that with some finessing and faith, shows can always find their voice and audience.
Last week was another winner for Seven with more stellar numbers for The Voice in the reality field.
7mate / 10 BOLD: 3.2
10 Peach: 2.6
9GEM / ABC News: 2.4
ABC Kids TV Plus: 2.0
SBS VICELAND: 1.5
SBS Food: 0.9
10 Shake: 0.8
SBS World Movies: 0.7
ABC ME: 0.4
Seven won the demos 16-39 and 25-54.
Seven led on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. Nine won Wednesday & Thursday. ABC bettered 10 on Friday & Saturday.
Seven led in all cities except Sydney, held by Nine.
Best brands last week were:
Seven: Seven News (Sun: 1.27m), The Voice (Sun: 1.23m), Home & Away (669,000) and Seven’s AFL (Fri: 645,000).
Nine: Nine News (Sun: 1.17m), The Block (Sun: 758,000), A Current Affair (710,000) and 60 Minutes (643,000).
ABC: ABC News (738,000), 7:30 (626,000), Joanna Lumley’s Britain (614,000) and Question Everything (563,000).
10: Australian Survivor (Mon: 733,000), Have You Been Paying Attention? (715,000), The Project (7pm: 511,000) and The Bachelor (Thurs: 487,000).
SBS: Insight (233,000), SBS World News and Secret Scotland (both 185,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (183,000).
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