Ratings: Tuesday reality shake up – Zumbo and Survivor up, The Block down

The 7.30 time slot saw some big changes last night as Ten’s decision to add Tuesdays to the schedule for Australian Survivor payed dividends and saw audience loyalty tested.

Ten saw its audience up 4.2 share points as last night’s dramatic episode of Survivor scored an audience of 728,000. That was up from 677,0000 on Monday and included timeslot wins in key demographics. Meanwhile, Seven’s Zumbo’s Just Desserts also improved to be the top entertainment show of the night on 880,000. However, these results were at the expense of Nine’s The Block that saw its audience fall to 792,000.

There was better news for Nine later in the night as Married at First Sight held onto Monday’s launch audience to win its timeslot with 810,000. This impacted 800 Words on Seven that dropped to an all-time low of 742,000, down 135,000 from last Tuesday.

Seven scored a network share of 29.8% to win the night with Nine second on 25.8% while Ten had 20.3%, ABC 17.1% and SBS 7.0%.

Seven’s 6pm hour of news took the number one and two spots for the night with 1,190,000 at 6pm and 1,095,000 at 6.30pm; the only programming to record more than one million viewers. Zumbo’s Just Desserts (880,000) and Home and Away (801,000) also made the top ten with 800 Words next best for the number one network with 742,000. The afternoon’s The Chase had 715,000 and 468,000 while later Winners and Losers managed 411,000.

Over on Nine, Nine News (999,000 and 976,000) and A Current Affair (840,000) were best with Married at First Sight (810,000) and The Block (792,000) making the night’s top ten. Hot Seat settled back to 539,000 while Kings Cross ER later rated 347,000

Australian Survivor (728,000) was Ten’s best with The Project (721,000 and 452,000) continuing its recent run of good numbers. Earlier, Family Feud had 520,000 and Ten Eyewitness News 493,000 while later NCIS (296,000) and NCIS:LA (245,000) both fell below 300,000 viewers. Neighbours had 171,000 on Eleven.

ABC News (756,000) scored tenth place on the night with 7.30 that followed dropping against the competition to 662,000. Catalyst also saw a big fall with 552,000 while the debut of City in the Sky managed 571,000 while Foreign Correspondent averaged 453,000.

Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (393,000) did well for SBS with Insight (266,000) next best.

At breakfast, Today was back on top with 310,000 ahead of Sunrise with 288,000 and ABC News Breakfast (103,000 and 58,000). Following, The Morning Show on Seven averaged 151,000 ahead of Today Extra with 129,000 and Studio 10 on 72,000.

Morning news numbers were

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[color=grey] 5 city [color=grey] Sydney [color=grey] Melbourne [color=grey] Brisbane [color=grey] Adelaide [color=grey] Perth [/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color]
SEVEN MORNING NEWS
116,000
40,000 23,000 21,000 13,000 20,000
NINE'S MORNING NEWS
97,000
38,000 25,000 22,000 5,000 8,000
ABC NEWS MORNINGS-AM
78,000
18,000 24,000 15,000 6,000 15,000

In the afternoon, news results included:

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NINE'S AFTERNOON NEWS 5PM
321,000
105,000 121,000 50,000 26,000 18,000
SEVEN NEWS AT 4.30
290,000
65,000 83,000 41,000 33,000 68,000
SEVEN NEWS AT 4
247,000
62,000 65,000 46,000 28,000 45,000
NINE'S AFTERNOON NEWS
218,000
70,000 84,000 30,000 17,000 17,000
NINE NEWS NOW
140,000
45,000 41,000 19,000 8,000 28,000
THE DAILY EDITION
113,000
33,000 27,000 17,000 17,000 20,000

See [Tuesday 30 August 2016] (Tuesday 30 August 2016) for a more detailed look at the ratings numbers in the Media Spy forums.

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