News bulletins high as floods, war rage.

Disastrous events at home and abroad keep news crews busy and viewers locked on information.

News coverage at home and abroad continues to draw in viewers.

On Tuesday Seven News was #1 at 1.05m / 1.00m, just ahead of Nine News 977,000 / 942,000. ABC News was 704,000.

Breakfast television also extended their broadcasts, with Sunrise the leader in all markets.

Meanwhile Married at First Sight (889,000) was again well in front of 7:30 (550,000), SAS Australia (422,000), Outback Ringer (277,000), The Dog House (268,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (158,000).

Nine continued to lead with The Hundred with Andy Lee at 445,000 then Catalyst (217,000), The Rookie (208,000 / 149,000), NCIS (191,000) and Insight (138,000).

Nine network won Tuesday with 33.2% then Seven 26.3%, ABC 17.8%, 10 14.4% and SBS 8.3%.

A Current Affair won its slot at 737,000 then Hot Seat (315,000 / 225,000) and Nine News late (292,000).

The Project was 360,000 / 214,000 for 10. 10 News First was 315,000 / 195,000. NCIS: Los Angeles was 128,000.

Elsewhere on ABC was The Drum (164,000) and Silver Spitfire (141,000).

On SBS it was SBS World News (154,000 / 141,000), Framed (83,000), Mastermind (70,000) and The Feed (47,000).

Would I Lie to You? on ABC TV Plus led multichannels at 124,000.

Sunrise: 284,000 / 191,000 extended
News Breakfast: 143,000 / 94,000
Today: 231,000 / 178,000 extended

In Total TV numbers last Tuesday were:
The Rookie: 450,000
SAS Australia: 857,000
Married at First Sight: 1.65m
Australian Survivor: 906,000
Outback Ringer: 508,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 1 March 2022

11 Responses

  1. Looks like 10 fast tracked NCIS, airing it the same day as the U.S. but I don’t think they advertised it because I saw an ad saying new NCIS when I was flicking through channels but before that I had no idea

  2. this extended flood coverage on 9 and 7…is there something in the way that news personnel gets paid that allows this..financially i mean, for the networks. andrew lofthouse and melissa downes who co anchor 9’s 6pm news,have been on air reporting for what must be an extra 4 or 5 hours a day.i get that rather than receiving overtime rates,they may be getting time off considerations,but is it as simple as that?is some of this,just doing the right thing for the community in trying times, and banking some goodwill,regardless of costs?i tend to be cynical about these things,but i’m thinking maybe that is partly,at least,some of what is going on.

    1. Anchors wouldn’t get overtime or time in leiu, they get a higher salary to be available to be the face of news coverage in these instances.

          1. Plus, based on what we learned from ABC drama Newsreader, the anchors ego / insecurities couldn’t take not being the face of a major news story.

  3. Don’t understand why Australian Survivor was not on. It’s always aired on Tuesdays! My understanding that the show replacing it was a repeat? A new ‘dog’ show starts next week according to the pop ups on the TV screen.
    Maybe trying to extend the season by a couple of weeks?

    1. New Dog House begins next Tuesday so in a sense 10 was warming up the slot with the repeat. I can’t explain why AS is now 2 eps a week (as is SAS Australia), but suspect the output is the same but tied to where Easter sits this year.

      1. I guess it may also be due to the fact that MAFS at 4 nights a week and winning every night they’ll drag the SAS and AS Survivor that bit longer and to Easter break as you mentioned.

        1. Of course Easter will impact, but odd choice to give up a good rating show for something about dogs but 10 must know what they are doing! Thanks for responding @David and @Cathode Ray

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