Grease is still the word for Nine

Viewers turn to nostalgia following the death of a music icon, giving Nine a win for the night.

Networks revamped their schedules last night following the sad passing of music icon Olivia Newton-John.

While breakfast TV and news bulletins went all out in coverage yesterday there was also room for nostalgia with Nine’s replay of Grease (1978) drawing 442,000 metro viewers and winning its timeslot, outranking Seven’s miniseries Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You (221,000).

Earlier The Block led its slot at 775,000 defeating 7:30 (457,000), MKR (450,000), The Masked Singer‘s 449,000 (rising to 504,000 for the reveal of The Thong), Great Southern Landscapes (337,000) and the final Who Do You Think You Are? (232,000).

Meanwhile The Cheap Seats was 387,000 then Catalyst (276,000) and Insight (184,000).

A Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony replay pulled 98,000 with Highlights at 59,000 and a Live broadcast at 35,000.

Nine network won Tuesday with 33.6% then Seven 26.0%, 10 17.6%, ABC 14.5% and SBS 8.3%.

Nine News was 880,000 / 863,000 for Nine with A Current Affair winning at 708,000. Hot Seat was 402,000 / 228,000).

Seven News was #1 at 938,000 / 934,000. Home & Away drew 536,000 then The Chase winning with 529,000 / 323,000.

The Project pulled 373,000 / 252,000 for 10. 10 News First was 313,000 / 213,000. NCIS was 142,000.

ABC News drew 575,000. The Drum (180,000) and Art Works (115,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (142,000 / 128,000) and Dateline (93,000).

The Adventures of Paddington topped multichannels at 132,000.

Sunrise: 235,000
Today: 200,000
News Breakfast: 122,000 / 63,000

In Total TV numbers last Tuesday were:

Hunted: 1.12m
Who Do You Think You Are? : 449,000
Beauty & the Geek: 671,000
Miriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked: 626,000

OzTAM Overnights: Tuesday 9 August 2022

12 Responses

  1. I think 7 might regret changing their schedule to show the Olivia miniseries. Harry Palmer was highly promoted during the Commonwealth Games and likely would’ve rated higher.

      1. I’m surprised they didn’t show Xanadu last night,I know grease would have been more popular but they may not have even had it in their LIbrary.

        1. Whilst ONJ did many TV and film appearances over the decades, she really only had 3 films as starring roles where she sang as well-‘Xanadu’ and ‘Two Of A Kind’ were nothing like as successful as ‘Grease’ though.

          1. Yeah that’s true ,still I’m sure they’ll show Xanadu one day on TV again , it’s super cringe worthy.

  2. Not entirely sure a widely panned mini-series that the subject herself was reportedly not happy about being made was the best way to pay tribute to ONJ by Seven.

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