Beauty and the Geek tops key ad demos for Seven

Beauty and the Geek: rated 977,000 for Seven

A two-hour special of Beauty and the Geek on Seven was the top show across the key advertising demographics of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54 last night.

With not a show over 1m in total viewers, it was a quiet evening for TV watching.

Beauty and the Geek, from 7.30-9.30pm was second in total viewers, rated 977,000 just behind Nine News on 986,000. Nine’s A Current Affair was third, rating 968,000, according to preliminary overnight ratings from OzTAM.

New Australian drama Redfern Now rated 654,000 and 11th for ABC1 at 8.30pm.

It was slight drop from last week’s ratings of 664,000. The show debuted with 721,000.

In the 8.30-9.30 time slot, the local drama beat Nine’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which rated 638,000 and 12th in total viewers, and Ten’s repeat of Law & Order SVU which rated 472,000 and 22nd in total viewers.

In the battle for breakfast television, Sunrise – which included a live performance from Coldplay – rated 406,000 and Today rated 345,000.

Thursday’s top 15 shows:
1. Nine News – Nine 0.986m
2. Beauty and the Geek – Seven 0.977m
3. A Current Affair – Nine 0.968m
4. Seven News – Seven 0.966m
5. Home and Away – Seven 0.938m
6. ABC News – ABC1 0.922m
7. Today Tonight – Seven 0.830m
8. 7:30 – ABC1 0.781m
9. Catalyst – ABC1 0.727m
10. The Big Bang Theory – Nine 0.680m
11. Redfern Now – ABC1 0.654m
12. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Nine 0.638m
13. Getaway – Nine 0.628m
14. Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals – Episode 1 – Ten 0.578m
15. Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals – Episode 2 – Ten 0.542m

Thursday’s channel share:

  • Seven: 22.6%
  • Nine: 19.2%
  • ABC1: 14.1%
  • Ten: 12.9%
  • SBS1: 5.4%
  • 7mate: 4.5%
  • GO!: 4.2%
  • Eleven: 4.0%
  • Gem: 2.9%
  • ABC2: 2.6%
  • 7TWO 2.6%
  • One: 2.1%
  • ABC News 24: 1.0%
  • ABC3: 0.9%
  • SBS2: 0.8%

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