Seven News, ACA, 7:30 and Cheap Seats perform on quiet Tuesday

Logie winner Cheap Seats topped its slot and the entertainment demos. Seven won Tuesday.

Aside from news programming Tuesday turned out to be a quiet night of viewing but Logie winner The Cheap Seats won its slot and led in entertainment demos.

7:30 was 426,000 then Travel Guides (419,000), Hunted (414,000), Highway Patrol (300,000 / 300,000), New Leash on Life (256,000) and Great Coastal Railway Journeys (164,000).

The Cheap Seats drew 386,000 eclipsing War on Waste (365,000).

Seven network won Tuesday with 29.9% then Nine 25.8%, 10 19.0%, ABC 17.0% and SBS 8.3%.

Seven News was #1 at 938,000 / 924,000. The Chase topped entertainment at 553,000 / 343,000. Home & Away at 483,000. The Rookie (178,000) and The Rookie: Feds (120,000) followed.

Nine News (769,000 / 738,000) was best for Nine then A Current Affair (609,000) and Hot Seat (354,000 / 207,000). Movie: Mission Impossible: Fallout was 161,000.

The Project drew 282,000 / 157,000. 10 News First was 176,000 / 130,000.  NCIS was 120,000.

ABC News was 571,000. Louis Theroux Interviews (161,000) and The Drum (146,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (146,000 / 112,000), Insight (114,000) and Dateline (68,000).

7mate’s FIFA Women’s World Cup topped multichannels at 259,000.

Sunrise: 217,000
Today: 175,000
News Breakfast: 95,000 / 47,000

In Total TV numbers last Tuesday were:

The Rookie:  436,000
Hunted: 795,000
Million Dollar Island: 565,000
Rush: 499,000
War on Waste: 732,000

OzTAM Overnight: Tuesday 1 August 2023

6 Responses

  1. Best bit of my night viewing was Seven News reporting on the Chinese Zoo claiming that they “do not” have humans in costumes (with saggy bum onesies) pretending to be Sun Bears…and now it’s gone viral 😂

  2. I’ve never seen The Cheap Seats so I am not entitled to comment on it, but its ratings success is testament that Network Ten has always excelled in the comedy genus, their niche. I also wanted to pay homage to Nicholas Cartwright who plays officer Cash Newman on Home and Away. He deserves to be celebrated because he spent six years in the Army, is a real life police officer and is exceptional on Home and Away. He speaks with conviction, especially with the current confronting storyline that’s been front and centre of the show for the past six weeks. When he graduates from Home and Away, he will have a successful Hollywood career if he desires.

    1. Cheap Seats is a clever compilation of “news” pieces collected from other networks, presumably at no cost, with Tim McDonald and Melanie Bracewell, both ex-HYBPA, providing links, proving it doesn’t need a big budget, or any budget, to produce a hit series. Also showing us again how dumbed down our ‘news’ services have become. I agree Nicholas Cartwright is a stand-out actor on H&A.

      1. @Jason, I’ve seen commercials while watching Network Ten but have never gotten around to committing to an episode. Working Dog is a fantastic storytelling body. The late great David Leckie had a fruitful relationship with them when he was Deputy CEO at Seven. Thank God You’re Here is on tonight, which will prove to be another jewel in Ten’s crown. And yes, Nicholas Cartwright is so believable in his role. Mr Knox, have you seen any of his work?

          1. The Cheap seats is for me the must watch show of the week. It may look simple with just a few people but it is so well researched and written and funny. I bet this show gets copied worldwide.

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