Ratings: Season high for Andrew Denton Interview as Seachange sees big drop in audience.

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Andrew Denton’s interview with former MP Julia Bishop drew this season’s biggest audience of 634,000 metro viewers as Nine’s new drama Seachange lost almost a third of its audience in it second outing down to 533,000 viewers.

Earlier, The Block dropped slightly to 851,000 up against 10’s Survivor that recorded its biggest audience since launch with 739,000 tuning in.

Those numbers saw Seven win Tuesday with 29.5% ahead of Nine (27.7%), 10 (19.3%), ABC (15.0%) and SBS (8.4%). In the key 25-54 demo Nine had 29.3%, Seven 27.4%, 10 had 25.4%, ABC 10.6% and SBS 7.4%. Nine also won 18-49 while 10 won 16-39% with 29.3% of the audience.

Seven News (1,079,000 and 1,044,000) was the number one program with Home and Away (635,000) and Dogs Behaving Very Badly (521,000) next best. Later, Manhunt had 253,000 and The Latest 182,000.

On Nine, Nine News (878,000 and 870,000) rated lower than usual despite the big news of the day while A Current Affair won the 7pm timeslot with 761,000. The Block (851,000) was also a timeslot winner followed later by Seachange (533,000) and a Kath and Kim special on 212,000.

Meanwhile, Survivor topped 10’s night with The Project (477,000 and 377,000) and 10 News First (377,000) next best. Celebrity Name Game averaged 214,000 with NCIS repeats later on 204,000 and 180,000.

ABC News (654,000) made the top ten, with 7.30 (494,000), Foreign Correspondent (417,000) and Catalyst (377,000) top twenty entries. Miriam’s Deathly Adventures then managed 222,000 with The Drum earlier on 186,000.

For SBS, London: 2000 Years of History just missed the top twenty with 296,000 with SBS World News (147,000) and Insight (128,000) next best.

Seven News at 4 and 4.30 had 260,000 and 242,000 while Nine’s Afternoon News was watched by 191,000. Earlier, Nine News Now averaged 130,000 including 41,000 watching special rolling coverage in Sydney. Seven Sydney’s special coverage of the CBD stabbings did slightly better with 42,000.

At breakfast Sunrise was well ahead with 269,000 as Today dropped to 183,000, its lowest number for five weeks. News Breakfast had 108,000 and 46,000.

Discuss Tuesday 13 August 2019

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