Ratings: 800 Words final helps Seven to Tuesday ratings win

A double episode of Seven’s Australian drama 800 Words ended its 2016 season on Tuesday night and helped its network to a big win in the overnight TV ratings.

With a 31.5% network share, it was Seven’s best Tuesday since the final of My Kitchen Rules in April apart from the Olympics. Nine was second with 26.3% with Ten on 19.2%, ABC with 16.2% and SBS 6.8%. Seven won every city and also took out the three younger demographic groups with Ten second in 16-39 and Nine second in 18-49 and 25-54.

Seven got off to a good start, maintaining its dominance in news with 1,047,000 and 1,092,000 across the hour. However, Home and Away finished third at 7pm with the second audition episode of The X-Factor scored 895,000 to be second at 7.30pm even with Monday’s premiere. 800 Words then concluded for the year with 800,000 and 728,000. In the afternoon, The Chase Australia had 439,000 at 5pm rising to 640,000 at 5.30pm.

For Nine, there were wins in two timeslots with A Current Affair (814,000) and The Block (931,000) with the latter number one in the three key demographic groups. Earlier, Nine News had 995,000 and 980,000 and Hot Seat 511,000 while the second episode of Unreal Estate managed 647,000 down from the launch episode’s 685,000. Later, Million Dollar Movers scored 250,000.

Over on Ten, Australian Survivor (660,000) was the top performer while the premiere of Todd Sampson’s BodyHack (587,000) won its timeslot in Ten’s target demographic groups. Earlier, The Project had 635,000 and 421,000 with 473,000 for Family Feud and TEN Eyewitness News on 451,000. Later, a repeat of NCIS: Los Angeles managed 204,000.

ABC News (809,000) made the top ten for its network with 7:30 (690,000) and Catalyst (573,000) the next best titles. Following, Matilda and Me with 439,000 was well down on the network’s recent results while Foreign Correspondent rated 342,000.

Who Do You Think You Are? (332,000) was SBS’s top performer with Insight (263,000) next best.

At breakfast, Seven’s Sunrise had 300,000 to lead Nine’s Today with 281,000. Following were The Morning Show (151,000), Today Extra (120,000) and Studio 10 (103,000).

Results for afternoon news services included Nine’s Afternoon News 5pm (296,000), Seven News at 4.30 (271,000) Seven News at 4 (249,000), Nine’s afternoon News (187,000), Nine News Now (147,000) and Daily Edition (114,000).

See Tuesday 4 October 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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