The countdown to the 2016 final of Home and Away helped the Seven network to a win in Tuesday night’s TV ratings.
Despite the long-running Australia soap finishing third at 7pm it ranked as the top entertainment show for the night with 639,000 metro viewers. That combined with Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares (531,000) and First Dates UK (503,000) to help Seven to a 30.4% audience share.
Nine placed second with 25.9% ahead of ABC (18.4%), Ten (18.3%) and SBS (7.1%). Seven won all markets and the three key demographics last night. The network’s best result was in Perth where 36% of the audience was watching Seven. A Big Bang Theory marathon also saw 7Flix rank as the most popular multichannel with younger audiences.
Seven also topped the 6pm hour with Seven News (936,000 and 867,000) after a good lead in from The Chase Australia (528,000 and 370,000). Later, Ramsay’s Hotel Hell had 331,000 and Chicago Fire 125,000.
Nine’s night got off to a good start with Nine News (839,000 and 829,000) and A Current Affair (734,000). Two episodes of Kevin Can Wait that followed managed 417,000 and 339,000 while the movie We’re The Millers rated 372,000. The afternoon’s Hot Seat had 439,000 fans.
ABC News (682,000) did well for the public broadcaster while 7.30 (652,000) won its timeslot. Simply Nigella (458,000) and Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul (463,000) were steady with a The Book Club special managing 229,000. Earlier QI had 208,000 and The Drum 135,000.
Over on Ten, The Project was again the network’s top rated show with 449,000 and 371,000. Earlier, Ten Eyewitness News averaged 451,000 and Family Feud 427,000. Two Modern Family repeats scored 415,000 and 407,000 with later NCIS on 332,000, NCIS: Los Angeles with 243,000 and NCIS: New Orleans with 143,000.
Who Do You Think You Are? (260,000), The Mekong River with Sue Perkins (162,000) and SBS World News (125,000) gave SBS its best results.
In other results, Seven Morning News had an audience of 127,000 ahead of Nine Morning News with 94,000. Later, The Daily Edition averaged 92,000 with Nine News Now on 114,000. On Foxtel’s Lifestyle Food, the grand final of The Great Australian Bakeoff averaged 140,000 nationally (110,000 five-city).
Sunrise was first at breakfast with 332,000 ahead of Today (293,000) and ABC News Breakfast (99,000 and 42,000). The Morning Show that followed saw 139,000 tune in to lead Today Extra (113,000) and Studio 10 (88,000).
See Tuesday 13 December 2016 for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.
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