Viewers turn to news & current affairs in flood disaster
Seven News and ACA both win, just 6,000 viewers split three breakfast shows. MasterChef & Cheap Seats win entertainment slots.
With floods ravaging Sydney, news and current affairs were strong on Tuesday.
Seven News was #1 at 968,000 / 947,000 ahead of Nine News (938,000 / 927,000) but the latter won in Sydney. A Current Affair was also high for Nine at 719,000.
Just 6,000 viewers split all 3 Breakfast shows yesterday morning with live flood coverage.
Sunrise narrowly led the slot at 194,000 metro viewers, ahead of ABC’s News Breakfast at 189,000 over two channels (120,000 / 69,000) and Nine’s Today on 188,000.
Meanwhile 10 shows again led key entertainment slots last night.
MasterChef Australia topped entertainment losing favourite Julie Goodwin at 587,000 metro viewers, ahead of 7:30 and Australian Ninja Warrior (both 470,000), The ABC Of (399,000), Big Brother (322,000) and Who Do You Think You Are? (207,000).
Later The Cheap Seats also won at 387,000 then Matt Wright’s Wild Territory (266,000 from 9:25pm), The Good Doctor (202,000), Looking Black (183,000) and True Colours (118,000).
Nine network won Tuesday with 30.7% then Seven 24.8%, 10 20.2%, ABC 16.5% and SBS 10.1%.
Hot Seat drew 469,000 / 298,000 for Nine.
The Chase led for Seven on 555,000 / 308,000 with Home & Away on 475,000. Nurses wrapped at 111,000.
The Project drew 363,000 / 252,000 for 10. 10 News First was 319,000 / 219,000. NCIS was 133,000.
ABC News pulled 596,000. The Drum (161,000) and Firestarter: The Story Of Bangarra followed.
On SBS it was SBS World News (156,000 / 117,000), Tour de France (104,000 across the network) and Mastermind (64,000).
Wimbledon topped multichannels at 138,000 although it was a tie with ABC Kids’ Nella The Princess Knight.
In Total TV numbers last Tuesday were:
The Rookie: 383,000
The Good Doctor: 490,000
Who Do You Think You Are?: 634,000
Australian Ninja Warrior: 774,000
The ABC Of: 754,000
MasterChef Australia: 904,000
OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 5 July 2022